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Earthquake —Stuff tells you what to do #EQNZ

Stuff (Fairfax): Large quake rocks central New Zealand
Last updated 20:48 21/07/2013
A severe magnitude 6.5 earthquake has hit central New Zealand this evening, damaging buildings, cutting power, trapping people in lifts and injuring at least two people.
GeoNet said it was centred in the Cook Strait, 20 kilometres east of Seddon at a depth of 17 kilometres. It struck at 5.09pm.
The Pacific Tsunami Centre in Hawaii said the quake did not generate a tsunami, but a number of smaller quakes have struck since – the latest, a 4.4 magnitude 25km east of Seddon at 8.27pm, followed closely by a 5.1 magnitude near Hanmer Springs.
The 6.5 magnitude quake was likely linked to a fault in the Cook Strait capable of generating far more severe shaking, GNS Science said.
If there were a sequence of events, as in Canterbury, EQC would have up to $6.5bn in cover. A spokesman for EQC minister Gerry Brownlee said EQC had “ample to cover any future event.”
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(via Stuff)
What to do in an earthquake | Photos | Video: Powerful quake hits | What you need to know | Video: As the quake hit | Regional round up | Map: Recent quakes

Wellington Maritime Police senior launch master Barry Hart said a piece of previously reclaimed land along the industrial part of the waterfront had subsided into the sea, taking with it at least one shipping container. “The land has actually subsided at least a couple of metres… into the sea. One shipping container has gone into the water.”

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More quakes shake North Island
Civil Defence: What to do after an earthquake

What you need to know:
• Magnitude 6.5 quake struck around 5:09pm Sunday
• Centred 20km east of Seddon, 17km deep
• GeoNet lists quake’s intensity as “severe”
• 4 injured in series of aftershocks
• Mercure on Willis St evacuated, believed to be slumping
• Featherston, Wakefield, Bolton, Willis and Webb streets closed
• All KiwiRail services suspended
• Wellington workers advised not to travel to work until at least midday Monday
• Victoria Uni, Whitireia polytech both closed until at least Tuesday

ONE News
At least one injured as severe quake strikes
Wellington’s emergency offices have been activated and USAR is on standby after a powerful earthquake shook central NZ.

GeoNet QuakesMap 21.7.13GeoNet Quakes Map 21.7.13 (click on link for updates)

As Wellington assesses itself and keeps people out of the CBD for safety reasons according to its Civil Defence Plan now in force following today’s significant earthquakes and tremors, readers have been hitting these links . . .

[older posts]
27.6.11 You keep asking: does Dunedin get earthquakes?
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4.9.10 Earthquake

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Foster on Christchurch rebuild – typical architect, didn’t mention the housing #eqnz

Emergency and permanent new housing is typically remote from the mind of star architects in their initial statements – would you trust them with your most pressing needs for accommodation, security and safety – if their minds are elsewhere . . .

The importance of a city is less about its individual buildings – it’s much more about its public spaces, its routes, its main street, how you move from one place to another, the infrastructure. The buildings are secondary. But if there’s a loved building, why not reconstruct it?

### stuff.co.nz Last updated 05:00 13/03/2011
Sunday Star Times – Voices from abroad
LORD FOSTER: Superstar British architect
Norman Foster, whose iconic projects include the London’s soaring “gherkin” skyscraper, Hong Kong’s international airport and the 1999 restoration of Berlin’s Reichstag, told the Sunday Star-Times that although he doesn’t know Christchurch well, there are some fundamental principles to bear in mind when rebuilding a shattered city. What happens now is going to affect future generations for hundreds of years to come so it has to be blessed with wisdom. You have three commodities: time, money and creative energy, and creative energy is the most important resource of all. It’s not how much money you have; it’s not how much time you have; it’s how wisely you use it.
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Large aftershock hits CHCH #eqnz

UPDATED 16 April 2011

### ODT Online Sat, 16 Apr 2011
Aftershock tilts Chch building
A building in central Christchurch is on a lean after a 5.3 magnitude aftershock. The Strategy building in Victoria Street tilted during the 5.49pm tremor tonight and several nearby roads had been closed to the public, Civil Defence said. The aftershock was centred within 5km of Lyttelton, 12km southeast of central Christchurch, at a depth of 11km, GNS reported. It was felt strongly in Christchurch.
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Sunday, 13 March 2011
The state of national emergency has been extended for a further seven days #eqnz (via @nzherald)

Monday, 7 March 2011
See Earthquake, Christchurch Updates #eqnz for more recent information and important links.

Quake: mag 4.8, 11 km deep, Sat, Mar 5 2011 7:34 pm (NZDT), http://geonet.org.nz/3474093g Within 5 km of Lyttelton

@ Monks Spur Road #eqnz

Another large aftershock has just hit Christchurch #eqnz nzh.tw/10710367

Quake: mag 3.1 6 km deep, Sat, Mar 5 2011 8:16 pm (NZDT), http://geonet.org.nz/3474107g 10 km north-east of Lyttelton

Quake: mag 3.8 12 km deep, Sat, Mar 5 2011 8:54 pm (NZDT), http://geonet.org.nz/3474118g 10 km north-east of Lyttelton

Quake: mag 2.9 4 km deep, Sat, Mar 5 2011 8:59 pm (NZDT), http://geonet.org.nz/3474120g Within 5 km of Lyttelton

Quake: mag 3.6 8 km deep, Sat, Mar 5 2011 10:45 pm (NZDT), http://geonet.org.nz/3474151g Within 5 km of Lyttelton

Quake: mag 3.1 9 km deep, Sat, Mar 5 2011 10:49 pm (NZDT), http://geonet.org.nz/3474152g 10 km north-west of Lyttelton

Quake: mag 3.7 10 km deep, Sat, Mar 5 2011 11:00 pm (NZDT), http://geonet.org.nz/3474155g 10 km north of Lyttelton

@NZcivildefence PLEASE don’t speculate abt damage after an #eqnz aftershock. Confirmed damage reports will be tweeted by @NZcivildefence and @CEQgovtnz

@NZcivildefence Heavy rain in #chch could cause slips or landslides on hillside areas. If any widening of cracks or land movement occurs please inform Civil Defence by calling 03 941 8999. #eqnz


Tweets (identities removed):

huge aftershock has hit Christchurch – biggest since last tuesday big quake according to some locals

[guesses at a High 4 magnitude 7.34pm]

[report via Twitter saying the choppers are up]

#eqnz Oh, that was a big one. A really big one. A growling rumble that built and built until the whole house was shuddering and banging.

So, erm, “fuck that was bad but we’re ok” big or “fuck, it’s another destroyer” big? #eqnz

hmm somewhere between?

Fuck, that bad.

Wonder if the Grand Chancellor is still standing? Hope all the SAR guys are safe & ok. #eqnz

#eqnz Realized after I’d snatched the wee girl from her bed during that big aftershock… I was still holding a glass of vino. Disgraceful.

We felt that in Ashburton! #eqnz

Its absolutely pissing down. Anyone who’s house isn’t weathertight is having a really really crap night. #eqnz

#eqnz family’s nerves are shot , mine are now gone . looks like I will be gone from chch sooner than planned now. and never coming back

#eqnz another little one ? then ?

ChCh: Keep some of your old buildings, I’d be more worried about Gerry Brownlee collapsing on me in an earthquake #eqnz

#eqnz awwwwww a little baby after shock

Jeez more aftershocks! #eqnz

Just back from shooting story on nightlife in Chch. Another aftershock. #eqnz

#eqnz can we sleep yet ?


@NZLotteries Wow. Thanks to the generosity of Lotto players, $8,248,300 has been raised for the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal #eqnz

@NZLotteries Powerball was not won tonight, jackpots to $20 mill, 5 winners of Lotto First Div, in Chch (yay), Dunedin, Lower Hutt, Havelock North & Akld

@NewstalkZB Chch ticket wins Lotto prize worth $200,000 bit.ly/grs7cV #eqnz

@NZLotteries tkt sold at bishopdale unichem fyi

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