That seems to be how it goes when the shakes hit during the silly season.
Thenk goodness for very own homespun philosopher-kings.
God forbid we might want some information fast - CERA's website hasn't been updated since Dec 23, they have a link to Canterbury earthquake site for updates and useful info - which also hasn't been updated since Dec 24 - it's not like we had a quiet week or anything, are these people actually taking the ongoing seismic events seriously?
And I have to say their marketing sucks too - CERA are running a series of 'Pop up community events' picnics and movie screenings in local parks - they have put flyers everywhere - completely anonymously - no indication of who is running them, sponsors, organisers nothing - no website for further information or updates - with a vague graphic feel of the Buskers festival from a few years back - why CERA doesn't 'brand' it as part of their community engagement mystifies me - guess it would be a mixed signal to have bouncy castles and Gerry Brownlee...
Huh, the 5.1 at 1.27am failed to wake me! The 5.5 at 5.45 certainly did. Did not like.
What worries me is the migration of activity towards the patch of large active faults further north in Pegasus Bay. Feels like watching a car crash in slow motion.
CERA are running a series of ‘Pop up community events’ picnics and movie screenings in local parks
They have Under the Mountain and Boy to wow the (m)punters. Should be an improvement on Came a Hot Friday, which the Film Commission generously dredged from the vaults to enhance the family-oriented New Year shindy at the Hagley Park ‘events zone’.
The retro antics of Peter Bland and Billy T seem to have thoroughly underwhelmed the kiddies, one of whom described the film as ‘weird’. Looks like 1950s nostalgia has finally reached its use-by date.
The shakes migration is similar to when a vertebrae gives the blessed relief of "popping", then the next, and the next. The faults seem to have the same stress release
I am convinced that the #eqnz god is a prude: every time I or my beloved omit to wear a reasonably covering ensemble to bed the beast strikes. Last night I woke only to remember said clothing items, was reaching out to get one, and boom; 5.1. (I imagine no-one outside of Canterbury understands the variety of eqnz behavioural fetishes current among the populace. )
omit to wear a reasonably covering ensemble to bed
Weren't you rather...chilly? :-) Not a warm night!
The shakes migration
Reminds me more of shit moving fanwards. But who knows....
Are you moving west?
BTW I have unearthed the Basilica pix, now to find the blank discs; I know they are somewhere....
A friend of a friend on FB (who I don't know) said to my friend that the removal van had arrived, she's packed, and she'd like to tell the drivers just to keep on driving out of Chch north (i.e. to North Island)... my fear is that there will be a slow but steady stream of removal vans driving north from Chch over the year, which will not be noticed at all. This means various communities will be receiving distressed refugees, and those communities will need support so that they can adequately deal with the trauma that the refugees will be holding inside.
Big hugs to Chch, keep strong.
Are you moving west?
Oh I still love the east, and particularly the southeast. I'd be happy to find somewhere locally. I think I may have crossed Brighton off my list, though. :-s
That's sweet of you about the pix. Don't worry, if it's a bother.
there will be a slow but steady stream of removal vans driving north from Chch over the year
Well maybe, but to where? Welly?? Nowhere in NZ is safe from natural disasters. We’re copping it now, but it can’t go on forever.
A certain vocal part of my family wants me to move to Dunedin, pointing to the absence of recent quakes in that area. But of course the Chch area had had a long quiet spell before Sept 2010. And Dn is full of unreinforced masonry buildings full of people. Our fragile buildings here are either gone or cordoned.
[thanks for the hugs :-)]
This means various communities will be receiving distressed refugees, and those communities will need support so that they can adequately deal with the trauma that the refugees will be holding inside.
You are right; the after-effects are already a New Zealand problem not a Christchurch problem; and they will reverberate in our collective and individual psyches for decades, particularly among the young.
And Dn is full of unreinforced masonry buildings full of people.
Quite. I went down to Dunedin with the children for three weeks after a hideous September thumper. It took all that time to be able to sleep at night; and walking among the old unreinforced brick and stone buildings on hills scared the bejeesus out of me. And the Aorere fault points "like a dagger at the heart of the city."
The benefits of fracking
State leaders have ordered that four fluid-injection wells in eastern Ohio will be "indefinitely" prohibited from opening in the aftermath of heightened seismic activity in the area, an official said.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer had announced on Friday that one such well -- which injects "fluid deep underground into porous rock formations, such as sandstone or limestone, or into or below the shallow soil layer," the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency explains -- was closed after a series of small earthquakes in and around Youngstown.
Then on Saturday, a magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck that released at least 40 times more energy than any of the previous 10 or more tremors that had rattled the region in 2011......
We briefly looked at the logistics of moving elsewhere. We listed the places where my partner (our main income earner) would be likely to find work and came up with Auckland, Wellington, and San Francisco. After that it didn't seem logical to include seismic stability in our life-planning.
these ones in Geraldine Street St Albans
Sheesh, I used to live in Geraldine St. Are there lots of these in St Albans?
Not yet . It seems they appear after liquefaction has drained away. Truthfully it does look like the entire area there is kind of hollow even under the tar sealing. What is interesting, is the speed by which sinkholes get fixed . As soon as somebody spots one, City Care is notified and it gets covered. up.
I guess they have to retain some kind of control to stop us form leaving. If the roads are patched up and we can ride our vehicles on them we have nothing to worry about
If only it were that simple .
Are there lots of these in St Albans?
there are a few in Richmond/Shirley, the middle
of the street Next to Stanmore New World
is opening up again – and many old sinkhole sites
in other roads are slumping again…
I reckon it can only be a matter of time
before one gives way under a car or pedestrian…
I note Bob Parker trying to justify the Council’s response
to procedural shortcomings after the September & Boxing Day
quakes – but gee, I’d have thought if we had a CEO who
was worth what they want to pay ours, he would have
risen to anything thrown his way – and not just prove
to be a fickle fairweather CEO, leaving his staff and Civic
machine in a state of confusion…
slow news day in Auckland...
Bob Parker also makes The Herald today...
seems he has had a new year epiphany and has changed his tune:
He says some people don't believe they're being told the whole truth, ...
Parker said he didn't want the city being run by rumour, so it's time to hear again from the scientists.
He still has that flair for understatement we all love so....
Rumour, now there's a good nickname for Tony Marryatt!
Oh and quick, shift the blame to the Scientists!
problem for Bob is that he's not a banker or insurance industry rep and the person 'withholding the truth' is not him nor anyone he controls.
CERA are running a series of ‘Pop up community events’ picnics and movie screenings in local parks . . . guess it would be a mixed signal to have bouncy castles and Gerry Brownlee…
Bouncy castles . . . eat yer heart out Ian Athfield.
What is interesting, is the speed by which sinkholes get fixed . As soon as somebody spots one, City Care is notified and it gets covered. up.
My street had a big one and some other smaller ones in Feb, which were quickly filled in. Since then we get lots of random slumping and potholes, which generally get fixed pretty fast. They seem to go on happening, though! And we haven't had liquefaction in the street since...June, if memory serves. The ground is constantly on the move. So much for the multimillion-dollar upgrade of our street in 2007-8. That work took 45 weeks.
I read sometime in the last year or so, somewhere, an expert of some some sort saying that even after the earthquakes stop it will take a couple of years for the ground to settle and the sinkholes and cracks to stop appearing and widening.
I notice around the river streets near my house in St Martins that the holes are filled and reappear, and are filled and reappear. The lateral spreading keeps spreading, sometimes the aftershocks make it worse, sometimes lots of rain make it worse. Always it keeps moving, little by little.
And there a few nasty road holes that I watch for: one beast just by the Opawa Road roundabout is an axle-breaker that can appear overnight; you cannot see it before you hit it and the road is hemmed in by an idiotic traffic island so you can't dodge it.
Rant over. Got some sleep last night :-)))
They seem to go on happening, though!
We have a good friend who lives on Madras, just north of Bealey. There are sink-holes in their neighbours' driveway big enough to drop a shopping trolley in, again. And their sewer lines are all fucked up, again.
We keep saying you can tell the sober local drivers around here, because they're the ones who appear to be swerving all over the road at random - dodging the potholes.
I've missed them.