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Another earthquake in Christchurch, NZ

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Another earthquake in Christchurch, NZ

Postby zavk » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:18 am

Apparently a 6.3 quake hit Christchurch not too long ago.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/fe ... ew-zealand

I hope all is well on your end, Mike and anyone else who is in the area.

:anjali:
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Re: Another earthquake in Christchurch, NZ

Postby BlackBird » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:32 am

Situation looks pretty bad, multiple fatalities according to 3news. Communications are pretty damn limited, apparently internet and phone is out. Massive structural damage to the city.

Hope Mike's ok. Thoughts are with everyone in Canterbury.
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Another earthquake hits Christchurch NZ

Postby Phra Chuntawongso » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:36 am

I have just heard another earthquake(6.6) has hit CC in NZ and reports of death.
How are are friends back home?
Hoping to hear from you soon.
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Re: Another earthquake hits Christchurch NZ

Postby Ben » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:51 am

Wishing all in Christchurch well.
Hoping Mike and all NZ based members, and their families and friends, are all safe, happy and well.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
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Re: Another earthquake in Christchurch, NZ

Postby Kim OHara » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:56 am

Here's the latest from ABC News (Australia):
It looks pretty bad. Such a lovely city, too.
Metta to all there.
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Re: Another earthquake in Christchurch, NZ

Postby Tex » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:28 am

Just got home from work and saw the photos on CNN. Looks pretty bad -- lots of crumbling buildings and cracked roads.

Metta to all affected and may those still with us stay safe in the aftermath.

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Re: Another earthquake in Christchurch, NZ

Postby BlackBird » Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:14 am

17 confirmed dead so far, probably expect late double to triple figures within the next few day. So much destruction, it seems like utter chaos.
Just watching the news now, I can't hold back the tears - It's heartbreaking.
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Re: Another earthquake in Christchurch, NZ

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:26 am

Greetings,

After this I imagine a lot of the survivors will leave and not come back.

:(

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Re: Another earthquake in Christchurch, NZ

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Re: Another earthquake in Christchurch, NZ

Postby BlackBird » Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:30 am

65 confirmed dead so far.
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Re: Another earthquake in Christchurch, NZ

Postby shjohnk » Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:49 am

My heart goes out to all affected by this disater, from a fellow antipodean. It just reminds me how we cling to this life by the narrowest thread; gotta make the most of the time we have. Here's to a speedy recovery by the Kiwis.

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Re: Another earthquake in Christchurch, NZ

Postby cooran » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:31 am

May Mike and any other friends in New Zealand be safe and protected.

May we hear from them as soon as electricity is restored and the internet becomes available once again.

Holding them in my heart with metta,

Chris
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Re: Another earthquake in Christchurch, NZ

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:35 am

Hi,

I and my family are fine. Just got electricity back an hour ago. Our building at the University was OK when we left but we have to wait for a while for safety checks. But as you can see as well as I can on TV and the Internet the destruction down town is severe, and some houses are badly damaged.

:anjali:
Mike

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Re: Another earthquake in Christchurch, NZ

Postby cooran » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:39 am

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Re: Another earthquake in Christchurch, NZ

Postby Dhammavaro » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:27 am

May all people in Nz (and all other countrys) be free from suffering soon!

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Re: Another earthquake in Christchurch, NZ

Postby Phra Chuntawongso » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:42 pm

Great to see your post Mike.We are all thinking of you guys back home. I was just listening to the PM on the radio and another aftershock was happening as he spoke.
Metta to everyone affected by this disaster.
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Re: Another earthquake in Christchurch, NZ

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:51 pm

Greetings,

My concern now is with the psychological scarring of people who have now been through a few of these earthquakes.

The fear of yet another earthquake or aftershock will be a burden hanging over many shoulders.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: Another earthquake in Christchurch, NZ

Postby cooran » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:02 am

Hello all,

Hopefully the government will have counsellors on site for post-disaster counselling. Hundreds were brought in (literally) for the cyclone and flood victims in Queensland.

There have been some more rescues but the death total has increased to 75 with 300 still missing. One Aussie among the dead.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/

with metta
Chris
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: Another earthquake in Christchurch, NZ

Postby Ben » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:37 am

The makers of 'beached az' providing a little humour and a lot of support:

http://media.theage.com.au/national/nat ... om=newsbox
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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