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Old 09-04-2010, 03:18 PM
 
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Is this earthquake in New Zealand a mere coincidence? What about all the others around the globe? Jesus gave us an idea.

Luke 21
[11] And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
No deities involved, they don't exist, they cannot control the movement of tectonic plates, take your 'end of times nonsense' else where.
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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I wrote about this in another thread: //www.city-data.com/forum/austr...-2-hits-2.html

Thanks for your concern everyone. This is probably the most exciting thing to ever happen here!

We weren't hit too badly. The insurance should cover what little damage there is here. My uncle was a lot worse off. He lost several bottles from his whiskey collection (that he had been aging for a long time). They shattered and spilled onto the tiled floor. As they have underfloor heating the whiskey evaporated and now the whole house smells of whiskey!

It's unfortunate that no one cares about the nine people who were killed in a plane crash on the West Coast -- this is easily a far worse disaster, but they only get a minute or two in the news because their deaths happened to coincide with this relative triviality.
Triviality? Huge property damage, the bill will probably end up around the $2 billion mark. My brother was lucky his old house seems to be unscathed, but I already know of several acquaintances and internet friends who have have suffered massive damage. The central city buildings - the older ones - have taken a major hit.

The plane crash was tragic, but such events with light aircraft are far from uncommon. It also got plenty of news coverage.

I think your remarks border on the offensive and should be withdrawn!!
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Originally Posted by scgraham View Post
Is this earthquake in New Zealand a mere coincidence? What about all the others around the globe? Jesus gave us an idea.

Luke 21
[11] And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
Doomsday rubbish - go away.
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:56 PM
 
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In addition to the quake and its aftershocks there will also be weather happening in Christchurch; in fact the front the Met Service predicted since yesterday has - or is about to - pass through the Canterbury region and is expected to bring gale force winds. The worst reading I could find for Christchurch proper was about 40 KMPH sustained but that's still about 32 MPH to us heathens and that's enough to knock small branches off trees - or brickwork still hanging on by a thread. Following that is what folks in NZ call a "southerly change". In late winter or early spring this can mean a dramatic drop in temperatures, more wind and rain or - sometimes - snow. This will be in CC's immediate future and improving conditions are probably two to three days away.
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Old 09-04-2010, 06:00 PM
 
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Triviality? Huge property damage, the bill will probably end up around the $2 billion mark. My brother was lucky his old house seems to be unscathed, but I already know of several acquaintances and internet friends who have have suffered massive damage. The central city buildings - the older ones - have taken a major hit.

The plane crash was tragic, but such events with light aircraft are far from uncommon. It also got plenty of news coverage.

I think your remarks border on the offensive and should be withdrawn!!

Did you feel anything out your way? I have heard folks as far away as Queenstown and Dunedin the other way were shaken.
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Did you feel anything out your way? I have heard folks as far away as Queenstown and Dunedin the other way were shaken.
Enough to be woken in the middle of the night, but by then things were quiet, so had no idea of the event till later.
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Please take this discussion to the New Zealand Forum.

Thanks.
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