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10 years 6 months ago #29778 by kai

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10 years 6 months ago #403151 by Mich
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Yep Kai - it sure was a cracker of a shake at our place. 5.7 east of Picton. I thought of you guys as I checked the earthquake map and saw you're still getting them daily.
Cheers, Mich.

Good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help someone up. Anon.

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10 years 6 months ago #403153 by kai
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I have to say I have not actually felt one in weeks. I have heard the house creak a few times and know that is probably one, but that is it.

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10 years 6 months ago #403155 by Sue
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Yes, I felt the tremble up here near Levin too-was suprised to see it was a 5.7!

Sue
Labrador lover for yonks, breeder of pedigree Murray Grey cattle for almost as long, and passionate poultry person for more years than I care to count.

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10 years 6 months ago #403161 by kai
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OH is working in Wellington, his workmates now think he is an idiot as he didn't even notice it, they think he was just trying to be macho about it.

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10 years 6 months ago #403163 by Seaside
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5.7, 60km deep, not sure how noticeable it would have been on the ground floor - but would have been in felt a multi-storey building. Last one I felt was when the ABs were playing the quarter finals in the world cup (5.5 but shallow and 30km from our place), yet I get all a-jitter at a passing logging truck or the cat scratching on the bed at night.

Kids, beasts, and chillies in Swannanoa South.
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10 years 6 months ago #403186 by skyline_glenn
Wife heard it and then felt it, but I didn't. I was walking from laundry to garage and heard wife freak out asking if it was an earthquake, I heard the garage door rattling and confirmed it was. Wife reckons it was one of the biggest she has felt but I bet it has nothing on the ones in ChCh that are so shallow.

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10 years 6 months ago #403746 by Ghilly
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After the September shake, a friend in Chch hung a stone on a piece of string from the ceiling as a monitor. She has 6 year old twin boys and they had been rehearsed in the earthquake drill so knew what to do. They ran under a doorway and stood there. when it was over they yelled out "Stand Down". If they think there might be an earthquake happening, they look at the stone on the string, if it's swinging, they do the earthquake drill.

They were lucky the day of the February quake. They were supposed to go to swimming lessons in town but didn't. The pool they would have been at developed a tsunami and children were washed out of the pool. Some tots were ripped from their mothers arms by it. Very very scary, especially for a tot or child. It rattled the boys enough without the added terror of being swept up by a wave in a pool.

If you have a hanging light rather than a fixed ceiling light, the light swings. That was our guide when we lived in Philipstown. We had a bit of a shake when I was living there. Everyone got under a doorway..... except one, who sat on the couch looking at the light swinging and then went to turn the kettle off first before getting under a doorway. "Never mind the ruddy jug, get under the doorway...... NOW Bardy (her nickname) NOW!

One house I flatted in used to lose the odd brick from the chimney when the wind blew strong, you could hear it hit the roof and slide a bit. Considering the landlord had to step over buckets, bowls, pots and pans in the hallway and living areas to collect the rainwater coming through when he came to get the rent, I doubt if the odd brick falling out of the chimney was of great interest to him. If the house had still been there before the 'quake, it certainly wouldn't be there now.
Try the stone on a string monitor if you are unsure if it's an earthquake or a truck going past. If it's swinging, it's either an earthquake or it's windy and you have a window open.

Yakut

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10 years 6 months ago #403758 by Seaside
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Good advice Yakut. If it's of an evening, I use my wine glass (sloshing or not?) as a monitor. Yes, some of the houses that were barely standing in 2010 are in a sorry state now. It's a bit eerie because until recently, everything was left as was (walls akimbo and interiors exposed) while waiting for insurance decisions.

There was another good jolt in Wellington this morning. Will be a few nerves frazzling, I expect a lot of people in NZ have lost their sense of invinicibility in the last year. I know I have.

Kids, beasts, and chillies in Swannanoa South.
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10 years 6 months ago #403776 by kai
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I think we all have our own measures.
v-big (June) water empties out of the header tank and comes through the ceiling, though prior to this the pool and pond develop waves (as soon as it finishes, get the saucepans out and head for the spare bedroom to catch the water.
moderate, my hanging pan rack rattles
minor but still easily felt - no time to react, but the sofa goes back and forth
very minor - the leaves on the aloe vera plant wobble.

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