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#195994 09/03/10 04:22 PM
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LarryC Offline OP
Just heard of a 7.0 shaker in Christchurch New Zealand. Isn't that Trumpy's stomping grounds?

Trumpy: I hope you and yours are doing OK.

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LarryC Offline OP
Just realized it's his birthday. He must be having one hell of a party to set off the seismigraphs !!!

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Originally Posted by LarryC
Just realized it's his birthday. He must be having one hell of a party to set off the seismigraphs !!!

iagree cheers

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I hope all is well Mike

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Good catch, Larry,
The earthquake was actually 7.4 (source NZ Geological Service) on the Richter Scale.
It struck here at 0435HRS.

I happened to be at work at the time and was standing up on one of the higher platforms on the potato lines at a factory I do the electrical work for, trying to replace a motor drive unit, luckily I had 2 bolts in the drive unit when the quake hit town. crazy

Talk about Rock and Roll (Oh and hold on for dear life).

This area got off quite lightly, with very little damage.

However, further north in Christchurch (approx. 80 miles north), there are building collapses, roads closed with debris from them collapses, most of the area around ChCh has no power, phone (land-line or cell), problems with burst water mains and sewers.

What's more, with the East Coast of the South Island being a "plains-type" area we have a lot of rivers and with them come bridges, some places are cut-off until such time as a Structural Engineer can inspect and certify the bridges as safe, this is not a small task in itself.

Luckily though, there have been no reports of fatalities or serious injuries because of this quake.

Later on today, I'm going to head to Christchurch to relieve one of the Fire-fighters that will no doubt be working hard in the face of this incident.

Last edited by Trumpy; 09/03/10 10:12 PM. Reason: Typo
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Glad to hear you are safe!


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Glad you're safe! Happy B'day, bud!

Stay safe on fire relief!

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Happy Birthday, Mike!! thumbs

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From someone in one earthquake hotzone to another, be careful out there Mike... watch out for those aftershocks!

I just saw this on the news and you instantly came to mind... Very glad you and yours are doing well =)
And last but not least, Happy Birthday!


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I am glad you are safe Mike et Happy Birthday to ya as well.


Pas de problme,il marche n'est-ce pas?"(No problem, it works doesn't it?)

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