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Old 13th Nov 2016, 16:14
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Earthquakes in New Zealand? What is going on?

Anyone with accurate reporting? Eyewitnesses? John?

Hope all is well down there.

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Old 13th Nov 2016, 16:35
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Tsunami feared. Or has arrived by the look of it.

New Zealand earthquake: Tsunami follows powerful tremor - BBC News
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Old 13th Nov 2016, 17:27
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When's the next flight from New Zealand to the US? Please ensure none of the recent election refugees to NZ try to sneak on it.
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Old 13th Nov 2016, 17:50
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Relatives of mine in Christchurch whose business was destroyed in the last earthquake report that they are ok this time, and haven't sustained any damage to their (rebuilt) restaurant or home.
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Old 13th Nov 2016, 18:46
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Didn't feel a thing and slept right through it. We are about 250 Kms south of epicentre.

Two fatalities, highway 1 closed and will be for some days I expect, inter island ferry service suspended and people advised to avoid the centre of Wellington city.

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Old 13th Nov 2016, 19:35
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Actually now being reported as two major quakes close together.

Reports of looting ....this is one time when I HATE some of the human race.
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Old 13th Nov 2016, 20:14
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I'm not willing to take our acrimonious discussions here into mocking NZ. I wish the people there, including John Hill, all the best, to remain safe, and to repair what is lost.

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Old 13th Nov 2016, 20:24
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You can see here the "Pacific ring of fire" and the tectonic plate activity. NZ sits right on it.

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Old 13th Nov 2016, 21:17
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Does the Moon have an affect that could trigger Earth quakes, by it's gravity constantly pulling on the Earth, bit like squeezing an egg shell.
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Old 13th Nov 2016, 23:04
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Does the Moon have an affect that could trigger Earth quakes, by it's gravity constantly pulling on the Earth, bit like squeezing an egg shell.
Coincidence or not, there is a "Supermoon" tonight.

Supermoon Rises Into View Monday, Closest Since 1948: Tips On Seeing And Photographing It : The Two-Way : NPR

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Glad to hear you are safe. I'm a little more than half-way around that "Ring of Fire" sitting smack dab on top of the Juan de Fuca Plate.
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Old 13th Nov 2016, 23:11
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I think it is no coincidence. The quake was a few minutes after midnight and the moon passed over at about 12:16 a.m.
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Old 13th Nov 2016, 23:16
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Well, I frankly hope that US aid is forthcoming promptly and generously, despite the facts that (a) likely most of the recipients are white and (b) there is a much greater likelihood than oftentimes that the money will actually find its way to where it belongs and is needed, rather than lining the pockets of some slimy dictator and his generals.
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Old 13th Nov 2016, 23:41
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NZer's are a hardy lot. They'll take it in their stride and get on with it....
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Old 14th Nov 2016, 01:49
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Have visited NZ twice. My affection and admiration for the people there are reinforced by the comments on the twitter.

All the best guys!
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Good to hear Mr. Hill and our other Kiwi friends are ok. In the part of California where I am from, slides have taken out our own Highway 1 more than a few times - usually due to rain storms. The area of your Kaikoura Coast Road looks to be a big job getting that sorted and the landscape of mountains plunging into the sea is similar to our own rugged Big Sur coastline.

Twitter pic from an Australian news source:


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Old 14th Nov 2016, 03:01
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Two fatalities is tragic but I suspect we will manage the material damage in due course meanwhile thanks for the kind sentiments.
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Can't have been too much left to fall down after the brutal earthquakes in 2010 and 2011?
My sympathy goes to those who have suffered losses - nothing worse than having your home seriously damaged, and your security turning to insecurity.
The 100 yr old lady they pulled out of the rubble of her home must be one tough old lady!
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Earthquake lights

Interesting phenomenon.Sometimes seen well before an earthquake.

New Zealand earthquake: Sky flashes 'green and blue' in rare lights phenomena - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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Excellent news that we haven't lost to many of our ANZAC mates in this last bit of excitement in the shaky isles.

However, I do believe though that the Cake Tin was built on an area of land that was uplifted during an Earthquake in the early 1900's(feel free to correct that if I'm wrong) but fair go Huey, or whichever God, Allah, Jehovah, Krishna, Buddha, or deity you believe in.

Why can't you help we non All Black supporters out and take that back into the sea, without any Kiwis with it of course. Eden Park, Lancaster Park, Carisbrook Park and a few other ovals would be an additional bonus; when you can manage it though big fella.
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