Cantabrians okay? Earth moving again

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11 years 8 months ago #25047 by reggit
...friend in ChCh says they have had another big one, she says it felt pretty major compared to other aftershocks, she is not prone to exaggeration but says it felt closer to a 6 on the scale. Everyone okay? :(

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11 years 8 months ago #351941 by Seaside
It was a 5, but shallowish (9km) and out between Halswell and Lincoln.

Here (30km north west of ChCh) it was just a rolling computer screen-wobbler, but my husband in town said his office was bouncing around like crazy.

The level on the Richter scale seems to have a rather tentative connection to the actual intensity of the ground shaking - we had a 5 the other night in the same place and it was much less intense.

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11 years 8 months ago #351942 by reggit

Seaside;341797 wrote: The level on the Richter scale seems to have a rather tentative connection to the actual intensity of the ground shaking .


Certainly does. The Civil Defence comms person has been quoted as saying that it would have been felt on the surface as a 7 [:0]

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11 years 8 months ago #351961 by Andrea1
We didn't feel it at home, but DD and I were outside digging in the garden. However, around the time of the roller a shed tipped over. It's been where it was sat for a couple of years, and nothing's moved it, so I wonder if the ground moved enough for it to have toppled (with a little help from a NW gust, as it's been blowing all day)? We had a couple of rounds of hay topple in the big quake...

DH said it was big enough that he and co-workers dropped what they were doing (literally!! He was in the middle of leaving me a phone message!) and went for the doorways. He works by the airport in Chch.

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11 years 8 months ago #351965 by Minky2
That felt huge. And the proof was that when I got home things had fallen down that remained intact in the magnitude 7! How weird is that?? Our place isn't far from where it was centred though. At the time it hit I was in a class full of Yr 12's and I can tell you that everyone was well and truly under the desks. I hope everyone is ok - this is somewhat unsettling, hugs to fellow Cantabrians!!

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11 years 8 months ago #351966 by DiDi
Hugs from up here too guys.

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11 years 8 months ago #351988 by kate

DiDi;341825 wrote: Hugs from up here too guys.

Seconded....

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11 years 8 months ago #352016 by Lyn Sumner
I was in Northlands Aquisitions listening to the glasses rattle. Pretty impressive. Only two breakages. Yes it felt bigger than it was. Apparently a 5.2 and the 10th biggest shake so far. Biggest since 6th September. I was hoping it might sink my floor just one more centimeter to take it to 3 inches at least, so the next silly insurance person who comes around isn't able to tell me my twisted broken house is not that bad. Sill bloomin' PR**K he was. Not my favourite person for the week.

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11 years 8 months ago #352036 by Robinsons Folly?
I was at work in Riccarton, Hagley end. Quite a collection of sudden jolts that got me out of my chair and to the door. Previous aftershocks I tended to stay seated and hold on for the duration, but this felt quite different. Initially thought something had hit the building, but then it kept on going!! Certainly felt more than a 5....

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11 years 8 months ago #352040 by Simkin
Yep, felt like the biggest one since the 7.1. We are only a few kms away from the epicentre of this latest jolt and it also was the first time since the big one that things fell down from shelves. I shouldn't have stacked the firewood yet - some fell and some moved so need to be pushed back into place.

The supermarket where I went shopping today had some wine bottles break - also the first ones since the big one.

The thing is - this major aftershock comes with its very own aftershocks.[:0]:eek:

Tigger - the week you spent down here in Christchurch was the quietest one we had since Sept 4th. Can you come again, please??? :) :)

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11 years 8 months ago #352073 by Jenna
I was sitting at my sewing machine working away and made a dash for the doorway - then straight outside to re-check the wall which has more cracks and some of the older ones have grown.

Mum on the other side of town, in Northlands, thought she was having some kinda dizzy spell and kept on walking. She had no idea it was a quake until people were talking about it.

My 4 year old nephew was a brave boy with the early aftershocks in September. Then he started to panic when they happened. Then he went into denial, stating they were big trucks going past. after a while he got educational ("no, mum, it was an aftershock") but he freaked out again over yesterday's one.

My favourite nephew quote: "mum, I heard a wiggly thing" :D

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11 years 8 months ago #352092 by arnie.m
And another this morning "bugger"

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11 years 8 months ago #352159 by NZ Appaloosas
I was leaning out the lawyer's window talking to a couple of people--I don't think I ever moved backwards that fast before in my life! (office near the courthouse). We lost power for no more than 30 minutes, and the handrail on our front steps is a tad twisted now.

Didn't feel this morning's as I was on the road, but have had some "interesting" times backing my car out of the courtyard when a quake's hit.

Diane


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11 years 8 months ago #352191 by Ghilly
My sister was at work, she was out making a delivery when yesterday mornings quake happened and thought she had flat tyres. When she got back to work, everyone was standing outside looking shocked. They have high shelving stacked with nuts and bolts and stuff so getting out of the building is a good option.

Mum and Dad went over to her house to check on her horses. Two were lying down and of course, Mum and Dad got a fright thinking they'd died but they were just having a snooze. Mum said she keeps an eye on their Gallileo thermometer cos it rattles. Their house is ok, no major damage, I told them to just sit down if they feel a quake, they're both not that steady on their feet so trying to stand in a doorway would be difficult when the ground is heaving about. Better they just sit down and not fall down.

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11 years 8 months ago #352225 by Seaside

Simkin;341904 wrote: The supermarket where I went shopping today had some wine bottles break - also the first ones since the big one.

They should ditch the Richter scale and possibly the MM intensity thingy, and instead measure an earthquake by the quantity of wine spilled. Possibly backed up by the quantity drunk by locals within the following 24 hours.

Indeed, if there is any sort of rumbling of an evening, I first look to the nearest glass of wine to see if it is wobbling (imagine the glass of water in Jurassic Park rippling as a tyrannosaurus approaches), so I can tell if it is an earthquake or my imagination.

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