[NTLK] Another Christchurch Earthquake

Lord Groundhog lordgroundhog at gmail.com
Tue Feb 22 08:12:33 EST 2011

~~~ On 2011/02/22 04:17, Tony Kan at tony.kan at clear.net.nz 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

Hi Tony, 

Glad to hear you're OK.  I watched this on the morning news and was hoping
you'd let us know that you're safe.  It looks so bad right now.  Our
thoughts and prayers are with you.


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