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Hard News: Nobody wanted #EQNZ for Christmas

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  • Lucy Stewart,

    I saw the Geonet email and started crying. Just - god, it never stops.

    Amherst, MA • Since Nov 2006 • 2093 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Twitter #eqnz feed - for the latest.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16665 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Geonet says 5.8, 8km deep, 20km east of Christchurch.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18888 posts Report Reply

  • Pete Sime,

    Hugs to the Cantabs. I'm worried - there'll be a lot of people at the shops.

    Dunedin • Since Apr 2008 • 144 posts Report Reply

  • Isaac Freeman,

    All fine here in Ilam. Power still on. Family reporting in and all fine so far.

    Christchurch • Since Feb 2007 • 133 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    As my hands stop shaking and I’m better able to assimilate this: it’s not that big, the epicentre’s out of the city. The earth’s been pretty quiet for the last few months, so this is a rude shock. Quite a swarm of aftershocks, though.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3447 posts Report Reply

  • Glen Wright,

    Hugs

    Since Nov 2006 • 29 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Clever Emma for going on holiday.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3447 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Fuck and bugger. At least we were all at home and together. Good few aftershocks still going. Sirens heard in the distance here (St Martins).

    Power, phones out in Brighton area. Strong in St Martins but not tragic; PiL in sumner say it was one of the strongest they have experienced but services still on there on the flat.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Raymond A Francis,

    Felt the roll and just felt so sick because if we feel them this far away it is a fair sign it was a big one

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 542 posts Report Reply

  • Morgan Nichol,

    I don't know how the people who stay do it. Goes to show how much they love their city. I haven't been able to visit since the first quake, most of what I loved about the city was in the middle, so practically all of it is now gone. Good thing the central art gallery was built so well, that's something at least.

    Auckland CBD • Since Nov 2006 • 297 posts Report Reply

  • Pete Sime,

    It looks like the epicentre is off-shore, which is a little different to the previous big two. I wonder if it’s a different fault line.

    P.S. A friend on Facebook reported feeling it on the fifth floor of a building in Dunedin. I'm in a bungalow in Dunedin, didn't feel it myself.

    Dunedin • Since Apr 2008 • 144 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    My sympathy to all of you trying to get on with your lives. Virtual hugs, hope you're okay today.

    The People's Republic of … • Since Nov 2006 • 2135 posts Report Reply

  • Lara,

    Fine. Yet to hear back from some family, but will hopefully be fine. Was really hoping it was out this way but back on the east again :S

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2009 • 75 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Pete Sime,

    I wonder if it’s a different fault line.

    Yes, I suspect it is. I know Geonet mapped some out in the Bay that they thought could potentially move.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3447 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell,

    Cellphones not working that well. Town will be crowded, and probably gridlocked as people head home, and shops close....
    Getting txts from out of town, but not from family shopping in Chch.
    Bloody hell.

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 1571 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

    Bloody hell. We're supposed to be flying to Chch this evening to visit the beloved's family (who have all checked in ok). Dunno what'll happen now.

    Heard the news as one of my colleagues ran in to tell me that server load was spiking (we look after Stuff's servers).

    Big hugs to shaken people. We hope to be among you soon.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2965 posts Report Reply

  • Rachel Prosser,

    Prossers all accounted for.

    Christchurch • Since Mar 2008 • 225 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    CHECKING IN: David Haywood, Jen Hay and family are fine.

    They were out driving by Dunsandel and, amazingly, didn't feel a thing. Frankly, if anyone deserved a break ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18888 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Just stopped after an hour of retweeting reports, getting this thread up, etc. Feeling teary now.

    Especially re-reading these successive tweets from Cheryl Bernstein:

    We know, after a big one, that there are weeks & months of aftershocks ahead, & that’s what makes it so hard to bear. #eqnz

    And:

    But we will bear it. We can. There’s strength in knowledge, and experience, and community. #eqnz

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18888 posts Report Reply

  • Morgan Nichol,

    All our family down there is now accounted for, all well apart from one of the kids being inconsolable. We had her and the rest of her family up after the first big one, no word yet on whether they want to get out again or not.

    Auckland CBD • Since Nov 2006 • 297 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Also happy to hear that friend of the site Blair Parkes and his family are safe and well in New Brighton.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18888 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Anyone got liquefaction? None that I can see here in Woolston.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3447 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Just stopped after nearly two hours of retweeting reports, getting this thread up, etc.

    Thanks Russell. This really helps.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3447 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Big hugs to shaken people.

    Yep. Don't know what else to say.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

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