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Old 04-09-2010, 07:29 AM
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Hope you guys are all ok after the earthquake. Sounds like it was quite a big one!
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:19 AM
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Nightwlf is doing okay.

No word from Tusock yet.
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:31 AM
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Quite a big one yeah. Used to live in Wanganui so I'm acquainted with earthquakes but nothing like this. Power came back on at 9am, 4hours after the quake which I thought was pretty good. TV took a tumble, on this flimsy crappy table thing, but was caught by the corner of the room, good thing it went in that direction or I might be slightly more unhappy. Water is still dodgy and don't wanna push my luck with the toilet but

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Old 04-09-2010, 10:41 AM
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No word from Tusock yet.
I doubt we will here from the man for a while, being in the Fire Service he will be pretty much in the thick of it.
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:43 AM
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Yeah, I imagine Browncoat and Phat Albert are going to have busy days too.
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:13 AM
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"All Selwyn residents are being asked to conserve water, but especially in Rolleston. Rolleston water supply is contaminated. Minimise water use, e.g. flushing toilets. "

D'oh.. good luck with that Tusock.
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:20 AM
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I doubt we will here from the man for a while, being in the Fire Service he will be pretty much in the thick of it.
shit i totally forgot about him being in the fire service.. GO TUSOCK! hope the injury toll stays just that and no deaths..
serious shit.. my aunty lives in rolleston as well and she said they got hit hard but not casualities on her street.
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Least Tus will have some good stories to type out for us
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Flat Out!!! Just checking in on family and the power came back on. Will update soon.

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Quite a big one yeah. Used to live in Wanganui so I'm acquainted with earthquakes but nothing like this.
Yeah I'm an Aucklander (which never gets more than the odd light jolt) but did my degree in Wanganui and my first quake experience was the biggest one out of the half dozen or so that I experienced in my three years there.
The flatmates and I were having breakfast and we all dived under the kitchen table. They were all quake veterans (one of them was from Edgecomb which had a very distructive quake in '87) and they had a good laugh at how green (terrified) I was.
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My first and only recognisable earthquake was when I was in Wanganui. Just started as the Deputy Manager at Woolies and had given one of the team some instructions to fill some shelves. I went around the corner and the shelves started shaking.

I went back around to give him a bollocking for being rough and clicked just in time that it was an earthquake.
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Hope you guys all stay safe. Keep up the good job Tusock.
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I'd never been so scared in my life! The whole building was shaking so violently, and it was a struggle even to get to the door to stand under the door frame. My bedroom is upstairs in a brick building. I really thought the whole place would collapse.
The power was out until about 1pm; luckily there was no serious damage in my home. My cousin was injured when falling bricks from a collapsing chimney struck her foot as she was fleeing the house during the shaking. Apparently her ankle is a bit mangled.
And these strong aftershocks are so unnerving!
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Had a 21in TV and the old xbox come crashing down off a freestanding wardrobe and my console game stand fall over taking the Halo3 helmet with it.The helmet survived a 6ft drop quite nicely.
Seems most of the building damage is in the central city,it looks like a warzone.Our 4 year old girl was a bit scared but I think she's over it now and asking lots of questions,the 6 month old wouldn't have a clue anything is happening at all.
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Yup, an early start for sure and a busy day, still at least I'm gettin paid, hats off to the volly fireys.
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