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Re: Monster Earthquake Hits Christchurch New Zealand

Postby StlSluggers » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:02 am

Another quake???

And this looks like stock footage from the last one.

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Re: Monster Earthquake Hits Christchurch New Zealand

Postby dAnzac » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:10 am

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Re: Monster Earthquake Hits Christchurch New Zealand

Postby Madison » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:25 am



I hope AussieDodger is ok. :-o
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Re: Monster Earthquake Hits Christchurch New Zealand

Postby dAnzac » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:20 am

65 confirmed dead, expect many more.

Buildings in the city centre look like squashed wedding cakes.
Iconic cathedral spire fell over with people inside.

Chaos.
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Re: Monster Earthquake Hits Christchurch New Zealand

Postby The Artful Dodger » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:29 am

Yikes.

I'm curious, does NZ retrofit their buildings to withstand earthquakes? I'm surprised that for a seismically active region that buildings are just flattened like that.

At any rate, I hope AussieDodger is fine. We haven't heard from him since the other quake last Fall. :-/
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Re: Monster Earthquake Hits Christchurch New Zealand

Postby dAnzac » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:38 am

The Artful Dodger wrote:I'm curious, does NZ retrofit their buildings to withstand earthquakes?



No, that would cost money. NZ is a very frugal place when it comes to things like that.



The Artful Dodger wrote:At any rate, I hope AussieDodger is fine. We haven't heard from him since the other quake last Fall. :-/


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Re: Monster Earthquake Hits Christchurch New Zealand

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:46 pm

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A fuel tanker sits abandoned and blocked by fallen rubble on a main road between Lyttelton township and Christchurch Wednesday.

Holy crap, that boulder looks like it missed him by less than a few feet. :-o :-o :-o
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Re: Monster Earthquake Hits Christchurch New Zealand

Postby Madison » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:00 pm

StlSluggers wrote:
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A fuel tanker sits abandoned and blocked by fallen rubble on a main road between Lyttelton township and Christchurch Wednesday.

Holy crap, that boulder looks like it missed him by less than a few feet. :-o :-o :-o


Kinda looks like the road from the RV movie with Robin Williams. Or that's the road in daylight that they were chasing the tanker down on in Fast and Furious.

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Re: Monster Earthquake Hits Christchurch New Zealand

Postby dAnzac » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:47 pm

Those traffic cones seem to be doing a good job ;-7
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Re: Monster Earthquake Hits Christchurch New Zealand

Postby wrveres » Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:27 am

That road reminds me of a few roads in Maui, where they are always blocked off on the rental car companies map, but you drive them anyways. The roads are always wet, and there is always two or three locals going twice the speed limit. super sketchy.
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