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Old 09-03-2010, 02:23 PM
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Christchurch Quake

Everyones planes survived around the CHCH area? Most of mine have. Just one fallen out of the roof. TV is over, kitchen has no in-tact crockery.

Epicenter was right at Jeremy's place!!!!!! Well 66km under his place haha.

Largest quake i have ever felt! 7.4 Magnitude! Got launched out of bed and stood under doorway. There's cracks and massive bumps in the road and fences and chimneys down. Apparantly major damage including several building collapses in the city.

No jet engines at work have fallen over luckily, two almost did and are teetering on shifted stands. Machines and equipment have moved acros floor. One tooling cabinet was found 4m away from it's original position.
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Old 09-03-2010, 02:25 PM
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some pics from around town:

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Old 09-03-2010, 02:26 PM
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Old 09-03-2010, 02:38 PM
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Sorry to hear about this, stay safe.
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:25 PM
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Sorry to hear this also & hope you're all safe . Gees, I have a friend that lives there also & flies full scale in some club & r/c too, but he's here in the states for a while.
Stay safe,
Thanks, John
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:45 PM
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Hows Jeremy, It would have been crazy at his place. Good to see no deaths so far!
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:09 PM
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Ampeater - thanks for keeping us up to date with big quake. Used to live on steep hillside at Lyttelton and the house had a very tall chimney, right next to the main bedroom - always worried about it coming to greet us - sure hope that hasn't happened to occupants. Hope the Insurance Companies are well cashed up at the moment. Good Luck through it all.
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:39 AM
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even though i live about 300 miles away from ch ch it was enough to make some things rattle but no damage. alex
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Old 09-05-2010, 06:52 AM
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Well got downgraded to a 7.1 magnitude quake, and only 10km deep.

Have been having frequent aftershocks, still to this moment 38 hours after. 39 quakes today ranging from 3.2-5.1. Got a very interupted sleep last night!

Check this link for the quakes we have been having: http://www.geonet.org.nz/earthquake/...nt_quakes.html

95% of the chimneys are down around town and some have gone trough roofs of houses or garages or even straight through cars!

Drove past a Church that was in two pieces today, one half was about 2ft higher than the other.

Many bridges that cross the Avon are bent and buckled as if the banks suddenly became a couple of meters closer. I think that is what has happened.

It's all very surreal and airy. Roads are torn and buckled and water pouring out of the cracks.

But major damage seems isolated in small pockets. Lots of liqification in those areas.

Check out the net for photos. There are some goodies!!
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Old 09-05-2010, 07:59 PM
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Take it easy down there. Glad you are ok.
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:00 PM
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:24 PM
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Our thoughts are with all you guys. The planes and other possessions can be replaced if necessary.... Your safety and well being are of the utmost concern. I sure hope all of our NZ FG brothers and their families are alright.

God Bless.
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:28 PM
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Lol rant over?

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Me being me am totally over hearing about it. It was only an earth quake for gaods sake. Those who make a big deal with natural phenonems and God need to find things more interesting. BTW I know that one certain person in CHCH is bad mouthing me to the max. All those concerned haven't contacted me so I take it as they sided with him. All good by me. Jereny... I have never mentioned about charging you for the 2 plane kits and motor I GAVE you. The only stipulation I had was for me to be there for the test flight of the Ulitmate. Though you never informed me of it lol..... Typical I guess. Alex I have no quarms with you nless you have picked a certain side.
Has anyone heard me bad mouthing the person whom I have literally given thousands of dollars worth of RC plane stuff to??????? But for the record I am still waiting for the builder to finish a job that he started almost 2 years ago, and I have been told by my lawyser I have a prfect case though me being me will wait till I have had enough of hearing crap befopre take further action.


Mind you all in all you find who you mates are real quick. At the time **** went down I had a nonremoval oreder inplace for my oldest and the person had left his phone somewhere and ripped into me without asking for the facts.

I've had fun flying on a property with vallies, and stuff though damned shame its getting pivot irrigation due to being sold and being converted to dairy for overseas owners
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:00 AM
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MAny more Aftershocks today. Was at work this evening and a couple of quakes measuring 5.2 and 5.4 hit shaking the workshop and buggering a job being machined on the vertical lathe. Becoming beyond a joke. nearing a hundred after shocks now
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:29 AM
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