It's Quiet Here in Christchurch

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11 years 3 months ago #26679 by Simkin
At lunch time today I remarked to OH that I haven't heard a car drive past for quite a while. We can hear a busy road from where we live and there was hardly any traffic at all.

This past week I had both a dentist and a doctor's appointment and at both places the receptionist asked me what we were planning for the weekend. I told them that we'll stay put. Her remark - 'you are the first person I'm asking who is staying in Christchurch.

The sky is cloudy with clear bits inbetween, we can see the moon and our kids have commented that it doesn't look bigger than usual. We'll see what tomorrow brings.

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11 years 3 months ago #370230 by kate
kia kaha...

imho Ken Ring is a dangerous idiot [}:)]

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11 years 3 months ago #370231 by sod
Replied by sod on topic It's Quiet Here in Christchurch
That must be great having to peace and quiet, things like this just make it easy to see how people are so easilly lead to do strange things. Yes the moon looks same as always here too strainge that :D hope you all get a good nights sleep good night God bless

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11 years 3 months ago #370240 by Hawkspur
It was not quiet in my area.
I went into a local supermarket for groceries, and the queues were very long - they went across the space before the shelving and then part way down the aisles between the shelves. Apparently the western supermarkets are not only busy because there are fewer on the east side that are open, but also some are busier because they have parking that is not in a building.

Later the neighbourhood had a barbecue at a local park, and had a fairly high turnout.

The traffic has been noticeably busy in the last week on this side of town too. Trips are much quicker by bicycle. Cars are in jams for 30-60 minutes on trips that would normally be 10 minutes. I wonder whether it is because many people are now working in buildings on the west side of the city.

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11 years 3 months ago #370245 by judes

Kate;361864 wrote: kia kaha...

imho Ken Ring is a dangerous idiot [}:)]

I agree!

Jude
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11 years 3 months ago #370256 by Farmer53
on geonet site they recorded 2 shakes in Christchurch. 1 was 3.5 and the other i think was 3

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11 years 3 months ago #370261 by Organix

Kate;361864 wrote: kia kaha...

imho Ken Ring is a dangerous idiot [}:)]

The same was said of Galileo by the close-minded of the time :rolleyes:

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11 years 3 months ago #370268 by Farmer53
dont thnk its right to call him a dangerous idiot. I stll have an open mind on his theorys, i heard he is 85% right and a lot of south island farmers go by his almanac. i can just hear tomorows talk back saying told ya so cause their wasnt a big quake this weekend.

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11 years 3 months ago #370270 by kate

Organix;361898 wrote: The same was said of Galileo by the close-minded of the time :rolleyes:

And scam artists and fraudsters have made a living from conning the credulous for centuries :) :) :)

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11 years 3 months ago #370273 by Nora

Farmer53;361906 wrote: i can just hear tomorows talk back saying told ya so cause their wasnt a big quake this weekend.


There are still 12 hours left...

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11 years 3 months ago #370274 by little red digger
Just been over to south brighton to drop some gear on a job. The roads were very quiet. I recon a lot of people went out for the day, made diving the damaged roads easy for a change.

Dave and Ruth, Oxford Contracting

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11 years 3 months ago #370283 by Simkin
I've checked several of the big quakes of the past against a table of 'super moons'. Most super moons pass without causing a large earthquake. However, about a fifth of the large quakes I investigated happened within a day either side of a super moon, the 8.8 Chilean quake last year being the most recent.

So it's easy to call Ken Ring an idiot when you're sitting safe and sound in Northland or thereabouts. If you're right here in the midst of last month's devastation you're better safe than sorry. And although we stayed we prepared a bit better and if no quake happens these supplies will be there when the next one happens because the question is not 'if' but 'when'.

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11 years 3 months ago #370286 by kate
Hi Simkin, I know it's a lot easier for us up here to take Ken Ring with a pinch of salt. In my defence I've been calling Ken Ring an idiot for years.

I can't imagine how scary things must be down there with the continuing aftershocks...

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11 years 3 months ago #370288 by ame
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Organix;361898 wrote: The same was said of Galileo by the close-minded of the time :rolleyes:

The difference is, Galileo was right.

The real dangerous idiots are the ones who believed the Moon Man's nonsense in the first place.

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11 years 3 months ago #370289 by Farmer53
I dont think calling him an idiot is helpful at all you either choose to beleive him, or not. personal choice

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