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    Rude Awakening

    For anyone interested.
    This is what I've had to deal with this morning. Started Friday. These were this morning.
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    http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-e...es-Marlborough

    Holy fuck we are getting a battering!!!
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    I don't want to scare you but be prepared just in case. That's some movement you guys have going on.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Fon View Post
    I don't want to scare you but be prepared just in case. That's some movement you guys have going on.
    Well they are saying it could be the big one. In 27 years i have never felt them like this before.

    Aftershocks are all magnitude 4.5 and above. 5kms deep.



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    It's all over the NZ IOnterwebs and news. Sucks cos you guys just had a 5.7 just the other day.

    Brace yourselves Welly.

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    I went through this quake when I lived in California. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_...dge_earthquake among other ones. It can be kinda scary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    It's all over the NZ IOnterwebs and news. Sucks cos you guys just had a 5.7 just the other day.

    Brace yourselves Welly.
    Wellington getting all the glory. They are in Seddon by Blenheim which is where i am.

    Quite a bit of damage to Welly though.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=ktnn8Ii9cFU
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    Quote Originally Posted by avecha View Post
    Wellington getting all the glory. They are in Seddon by Blenheim which is where i am.

    Quite a bit of damage to Welly though.
    Yea all that region - of the foveaux straight is where it originated didn't it?

    Quite scary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    Yea all that region - of the foveaux straight is where it originated didn't it?

    Quite scary.
    Check out the youtube link above. Out of it stuff.



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    Still going on. 6.0 is the most recent one Ive heard of. Looks pretty scary.

    Hoping that the structural engineers this time around, are extra careful after what happened in ChCh.

    Everyone okay where you're at?

    EDIT:
    My bad, meant to say Tasman instead of Foveaux. Bloody Aucklanders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    Still going on. 6.0 is the most recent one Ive heard of. Looks pretty scary.

    Hoping that the structural engineers this time around, are extra careful after what happened in ChCh.

    Everyone okay where you're at?

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    My bad, meant to say Tasman instead of Foveaux. Bloody Aucklanders.
    Hahahaha.

    All okay here. Haven't had a full nights sleep since wednesday night. Keep getting woken up. Emergency services flat tack, CBD is a ghost town, most of our shops are closed. A fair bit of damage in Seddon and Tua Marina. Supermarkets are a mess. and the quakes are still going.

    It's exciting. But when it comes to quakes there is a fine line between exciting and devastating.



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    The end of the world is comeing

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolguy View Post
    The end of the world is comeing
    Probably. I've had a good run anyway.



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    Holy shit. It's just gotten worse. Should be all over the news. Very worried!!



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    All the photos I've seen so far:








    Motorway looks busy as:
    http://www.citylink.co.nz/webcams/aotea.jpg

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    http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/top-sto...in-wellington/

    Oh i am freaking out mate. Never experienced this before. And seddon is only 15 minutes away. We are getting the brunt of it. Sirens all over the place, no power to half of blenheim. Worrying stuff.

    Family in seddon. Mother in tears.

    We still have internet so i can still play A Realm Reborn.



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    Quote Originally Posted by avecha View Post
    http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/top-sto...in-wellington/

    Oh i am freaking out mate. Never experienced this before. And seddon is only 15 minutes away. We are getting the brunt of it. Sirens all over the place, no power to half of blenheim. Worrying stuff.

    Family in seddon. Mother in tears.

    We still have internet so i can still play A Realm Reborn.
    And that my friend is why they call us gamers.



    Seriously though, hope all is well down there aye. Really makes you think about those "get prepared" ads on telly by Civil Defence.

    A bit of lighthearted humour:
    https://twitter.com/TheTweetOfGod/st...23793979748352

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    Well after an hour of continuous shaking, it's stopped ever so slightly.



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