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Changeling1
09-03-2010, 12:00 PM
Just heard here in L.A. that there was a big earthquake in N.Z. I hope all fellow APUGers and their loved ones are alright. Being in So Cal I know how upsetting these acts of God can be. Godspeed everyone.

Vaughn
09-03-2010, 01:31 PM
Sound like a rather large one (7.2 to 7.4) in the early morning hours near Christchurch -- a long way from Sean.. So far nothing about anyone hurt but some damage to shops.

Hope everyone is okay!

Sean
09-03-2010, 02:52 PM
Same, it's only 8am and we just heard here so we'll be checking in with family soon.

lxdude
09-03-2010, 03:57 PM
I hope all is okay with our APUG friends there. Well, for everyone there. As a Californian, I know what it's like.

Weird. I was just reading yesterday a report out of New Zealand that scientists discovered a much higher rate of movement on the Australian/Pacific plate zone than had been thought, and wondered what that meant for earthquake danger.

P C Headland
09-03-2010, 06:07 PM
It woke me up here in Wellington - didn't feel like the normal rolling side to side shakes we usually get, seemed to be more of a long vibrating shake. I went back to sleep and thought to check the web news in the morning.

After the spectacular rain, hail and thunderstorm Friday evening, it makes for an "interesting" weekend.

Seems there is quite a bit of damage in Christchurch itself, but few injuries.

Go to http://www.stuff.co.nz for more info.