[NTLK] Another Christchurch Earthquake

Matthew Scott Reidsma matthew at reidsrow.com
Tue Feb 22 07:59:38 EST 2011


I thought of you when I heard the news on my drive in this morning. So glad you're alright. No doubt we're all thinking of you and the rest of Christchurch today.


On Feb 21, 2011, at 11:17 PM, Tony Kan wrote:

> Hi Folks
> Just survived another Christchurch Earthquake.
> We waited a couple of seconds before gathering up the children and running for
> the doors.  Our friends had come for coffee but we convinced them to stay for
> lunch.  Just as well as their house collapsed and they would almost certainly
> have been severely injured otherwise.
> The epicenter and depth was much closer and shallower this time so the shaking
> was much more violent.  There is a lot more damage this time.  Being a work day
> and around lunch time many people were in the inner city where most of the
> carnage can be found.
> Airport closed, power down to 80% of the city; this time modern hotel buildings
> have collapsed; most historic buildings flattened.
> All children were evacuated from schools.  Fortunately no one hurt there.  All
> home safe and sound.
> Cheers
> Tony Kan
> Christchurch
> New Zealand
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