Christchurch is Munted: but still Rocking!

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Peterbnz on December 18, 2011

Oh, I should have included another earthquake crew's address in my bit above.

Look at canterburyquakelive.co.nz/ to see the latesest readings on the shake size, data, diagrams galore and heaps of other stuff about CCh's shaking city.

They do have only readings from the McQueens Valley machine, but you can put your mouse onto the squigles on their graph and get a reading/time/ etc, and if it is not noted by the 'official crew' they have a note to say such...

The official site again isgeonet.org.nz/index.html

I look at both!! And OFTEN!!!

Peter.

Ian Stehbens on December 19, 2011

Thanks Peter for the updates on the Christchurch earthquakes and reconstruction. I've been perusing the Strategic Plan and read some of the comments. Really is a huge undertaking, with no certainties about what sort of city one can really have.

Even if the quakes remain less than 4, so that people aren't being retraumatised, nevertheless the engineers and planners can't ignore them and what they indicate.

I understand that you are hyper-vigilant and the geonet site becomes more than an interesting site.

My heart goes out to you all.

Ian

michaelhoen on December 26, 2011

Thanks Peter for those two links. These websites are extremely well done and allow us to have accurate information about Christchurch situation. The "conversion" of the quakes strength and depth into the virtual intensity of an equivalent TNT explosion is frightening... It is a sad coincidence : Two important quakes in Christchurch just a few days after your message... I hope that these 2 shocks did not cause further losses or damages. I easily imagine how stressful it can be, when you live here, to be sure that a shock will happen but not knowing when. My heart is with you all... Michael from France

michaelhoen on December 27, 2011

My God ! I sent my first message yesterday before consulting canterburyquakelive.co.nz ! French radio only spoke of two major shocks within one hour... I can now see that it is in fact nothing less than a new sequence of lots of important shakes ! I imagine that panic has spread to people who were at the beach (fear of a tsunami) or doing their Christmas shopping in stores... If only these shocks could stop once and for all, that's my wish for all Cantabrians for 2012. Lots of compassion, Michael.

Ian Stehbens on December 27, 2011

Truly heartbreaking stuff for Cantabrians, Michael. Thanks for your concern and compassion. There will be Kiwis who read your comments. The eastern suburbs of ChCh were again impacted by liquefaction which makes living there impossible. There are many compromised buildings from the earlier quakes, and with more shakes it makes their demise certain. How can engineers support a weakened building without increasing stress in a different direction - this then plays into the next shake.

Canterburyquakelive.co.nz is certainly an informative site.

I trust 2012 is good to you.

Ian

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