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    Not seen any posts about the earthquake in Christchurch. Are all forumites in that area ok? It was a big one - 7.4 on the richter scale. Lots of damage to buildings, roads, no power or water for some.
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    Bit of a shocker that, Nicky. I know NZ has a lot of earthquakes but this has been one of the worst I've heard about. Thought you would have had some response to this post, but either we haven't got many members down that way or they are too busy cleaning up after the trauma.
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    For anyone who wants to read about it, you can do so here and here. These are just a couple of the many articles and reports around at the moment.

    Hope everyone, both members past and present, who live in that area are OK and have only suffered minimal damage or, preferably no damage at all.
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    They had power down for a while - maybe they couldn't get online.
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    A few photos showing some of the damage caused by the earthquake. And some more courtesy of NZ Herald.
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    We are still alive, everywhere is a mess and we feel like we are living in a disaster movie. Some info on where we live here

    Kaiapoi - 'what about us?' - national | Stuff.co.nz

    Who would have thought, we would be glad to see the Army! They are helping out, delivering water and protecting the streets from looters. We are under curfew between 6pm and 7am with anyone on the streets being arrested. Today has been a day of bulldozing the houses all around us and it's not a sound I want to hear again, but I fear it will be going on for a few weeks yet.

    Not much else to say really. Still lots of big aftershocks which are enough to knock you over. Our house is holding up for the time being and we have water and basic food supplies so are OK. Amazingly, Lu has to go to work tomorrow as life still has to go on! The generosity and help of all the people living here has been amazing, and we are glad help from the outside has managed to get to us all today as some of the roads have been made 'safe'!!

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    Good to hear from you, Jon, and to know that you and the whanau are safe and well. All this reminds me of the cyclone we experienced in Oman so I can completely understand how all this is affecting you. I'm sure it has literally shaken you out of your comfort zone and will give you an insight into how it feels to be involved in a quake when you see it on the news from another country in the future.

    I hope things get back to normal soon so you can get on with your everyday lives and trust that there won't be a repeat of this for a long time although word has it that there may be more to come.
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    would like to be in the area.
    We were shook again down here again this morning in Dunedin by an aftershock

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    Quote Originally Posted by macfod View Post
    would like to be in the area
    Really? Trust me, you really wouldn't
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    We live in the west of Christchurch and are all well.

    The hardest hit areas have been affected by liquefaction, and our soil type was not.
    We had about 5CDs hit the floor and that was all. No damage, just some lost sleep and power.

    We are very lucky that the quake occurred at the time of day it did.
    Others are saying we are lucky because of the Building Codes being well designed for quakes. To me, that is not luck! It is a reason for pride.

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