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Sean
02-21-2011, 08:24 PM
Thoughts are with you all, the TV footage is absolutely gut wrenching.

NZ News: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/

David A. Goldfarb
02-21-2011, 08:25 PM
I just read about it. Hope everyone's okay down there!

Toffle
02-21-2011, 08:46 PM
Looks really bad. My sympathies to all affected.

Vaughn
02-21-2011, 09:01 PM
My thoughts are with the people of Christchurch.

I went to university there in 1975...what a wonderful city and people. And I live in a place where the same thing can, and will, happen.

Andrew K
02-21-2011, 09:04 PM
our thoughts in OZ are with you - I hope there are not many deaths, as the initial reports I'm hearing are very bad...

BrianShaw
02-21-2011, 09:05 PM
Hope all is well with the folks in Christchurch and vacinity. That is quite a shaker!

Sirius Glass
02-21-2011, 10:03 PM
Christchurch was hit with a big earthquake, so New Zealand how are you? Are you ok? We are thinking about you.

Steve

David A. Goldfarb
02-21-2011, 10:05 PM
Three threads merged.

Poisson Du Jour
02-21-2011, 10:08 PM
Have just had a patchy AIM communication with arts students that I stayed with in Papanui last year (sessional teaching at University of Canterbury); they are all very shaken and getting out of town. Saw the horror of the church in ruins. It's very sad and very, very alarming.

Is that you Sean — Sean Scanlon — quoted in reports on the quake in the news?

Bruce Osgood
02-21-2011, 10:13 PM
I just read this news. The pictures are tragic. I am really glad you (Sean) seem to be away from that part of NZ. But still it must impact your life.

Photo Engineer
02-21-2011, 10:57 PM
Sean;

So sorry you guys were hit again. Best wishes to all in NZ.

Ron

samcomet
02-21-2011, 11:39 PM
To all NZers in APUG and family and friends; we are hoping that everyone comes through safe and sound but from the reports here in Oz there is at least one fatality. Our sympathies go out to you all and your fellow citizens. sam

nick mulder
02-22-2011, 01:05 AM
Anyone just see the guy "Topy" (or Toby ?) on the news ?

Had just been pulled out of a building...

Curt
02-22-2011, 01:15 AM
Sean how is your location? CNN just had a scrolling notice but the current topic is Libya. I hope There isn't going to be a large loss of life. Keep us posted.

Best,
Curt

samcomet
02-22-2011, 01:19 AM
We're hearing 65 lost. From the news here in Oz. sam

Sean
02-22-2011, 01:20 AM
Sean how is your location? CNN just had a scrolling notice but the current topic is Libya. I hope There isn't going to be a large loss of life. Keep us posted.

Best,
Curt

We're in the North Island (Auckland region), so not much seismic activity here.

The death toll is already 65 and rising. Very horrible. I've been to Christchurch several times and it's a fantastic city, now in ruins. There is a live newsfeed here: http://www.novafm.com.au/video_live-feed-from-sky-news-6-3-magnitude-earthquake-in-christchurch-new-zealand_110150

Curt
02-22-2011, 02:15 AM
It's very sad to hear this.

lxdude
02-22-2011, 03:26 AM
I just watched the feed. The loss of life and the destruction are heart-rending.
I can well relate. I was in Santa Cruz Calif. in 1989, when the quake hit there, and the images from today are all too familiar. They are hard to watch, a vivid reminder of what happened then. Though no one I knew was hurt, and we only had some things broken, it still was very stressful, with frequent large aftershocks, no power, gas, or water, etc.
To our N.Z. friends, condolences on the loss of life and the damage to a beautiful city, and hopes that recovery can start soon. Hopes and prayers that all our members there are OK.

Rick A
02-22-2011, 06:36 AM
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all in that area. An old friends daughters live in that area, I'll be on the phone alot later on. God be with all in NZ at this time, and for all time.

dphill
02-22-2011, 10:25 AM
Glad to hear you're OK.
Saw a picture of the Church, that is a shame.

Dan