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Hitech
15-07-2009, 11:18 PM
A major earthquake of 6.6 shook the south island tonight.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10584718

hueybot3000
15-07-2009, 11:29 PM
I might have felt it, chair started rocking and washing hanging up was swinging a bit

wainuitech
15-07-2009, 11:32 PM
Is that what that Bump was here in Wellington -- watching TV and the Mrs starts panicking as the house creaked for a few seconds.

Edited: Dog looks up as if to say -- shut up woman - I'm sleeping LOL

stu161204
15-07-2009, 11:50 PM
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/2597897/Fiordland-quake-measures-6-6

SurferJoe46
16-07-2009, 03:14 AM
We are getting reports of it being a 7.8. Are all youse guys OK?

A small Tsunami was also reported.

We saw this info (in the US) during our morning news broadcasts, and I think this was the first note of the tremor(s) for us. It's 07:21, July 15th here.

gary67
16-07-2009, 07:57 AM
Didn't feel anything down here you sure it really happened. If a woman speaks and there is no one there to hear it did she really speak?

Deane F
16-07-2009, 08:06 AM
If a woman speaks and there is no one there to hear it did she really speak?

Well, I know that if she actually says the word "nothing" - that it doesn't mean nothing - so I'm not sure...

nofam
16-07-2009, 09:08 AM
Well, I know that if she actually says the word "nothing" - that it doesn't mean nothing - so I'm not sure...

:D

Yeah it was a pretty good one down South; house was creaking and I had to hold on to the doorframe to keep balanced. . . . .although that might've been due to SWMBO's death grip on my arm as much as the quake :o

pctek
16-07-2009, 09:21 AM
*
o Reference Number: 3124869
o NZST: Thu, Jul 16 2009 1:50 am
o Magnitude: 5.9
o Depth: 5 km
o Details: 120 km north-west of Tuatapere

o Reference Number: 3124792
o NZST: Wed, Jul 15 2009 9:41 pm
o Magnitude: 6.1
o Depth: 5 km
o Details: 150 km west of Tuatapere
*

o Reference Number: 3124785
o NZST: Wed, Jul 15 2009 9:22 pm
o Magnitude: 7.8
o Depth: 12 km
o Details: 100 km north-west of Tuatapere


Here in Wyndham we only noticed the 7.8 one. One of my cats got up 5 minutes before and started "hunting", I thought she'd seen a spider.
The others couldn't care less and remained sprawled in front of the fire.
It was enough to move the walls, a gentle rolling motion, like being on a boat.

For SurferJoe and others - the epicentre was in Fiordland, Dusky Sound to be precise, and there are no towns or houses there so no major damage.

Trev
16-07-2009, 09:48 AM
http://www.geonet.org.nz/
:)

Morgenmuffel
16-07-2009, 08:21 PM
No Major Damage Bah, my transmission blew 10Ks outside of Balclutha virtually the same time as the earth quake, so i didn't fell the earthquake, just a graunching shuddering as my car ate itself.


Now I need you guys to do me a massive favour, is there any scientific data on a correlation between transmission failure and earthquakes, because fixing this is swallowing my entire savings (sad but true), so if I have some evidence to blame it on the earthquake I will be contacting the EQC faster than a really fast thing.

the_bogan
16-07-2009, 09:22 PM
No Major Damage Bah, my transmission blew 10Ks outside of Balclutha virtually the same time as the earth quake, so i didn't fell the earthquake, just a graunching shuddering as my car ate itself.


Now I need you guys to do me a massive favour, is there any scientific data on a correlation between transmission failure and earthquakes, because fixing this is swallowing my entire savings (sad but true), so if I have some evidence to blame it on the earthquake I will be contacting the EQC faster than a really fast thing.

You've just proven it.

pctek
17-07-2009, 09:08 AM
is there any scientific data on a correlation between transmission failure and earthquakes

Well. **** happens. And not in threes either.......

ubergeek85
17-07-2009, 03:12 PM
I didn't feel squat here in Christchurch, but some mates did.

Strange, considering I felt the Napier quake back in 2007.

porkster
17-07-2009, 11:49 PM
I was talking to my brother in Gore when he felt the shake. It lasted for about 30 seconds while we were talking.
I felt it here in Christchurch over a minute later although most people didn't.

prefect
19-07-2009, 04:19 PM
Didnt feel it in Glen Eden.

pctek
19-07-2009, 04:58 PM
And I thought it was too far to be of interest. But had a customer yesterday from Glenham - not far from here.

Power line problem, shoved 430v into the house. Lights hissed and blew, landed on carpet, caught fire, computer dead, monitor dead, electronic keyboard dead, sky decoder dead. Etc etc.
In fact things that were working have now died a day or 2 later.

So he's got a large insurance bill.

Trev
19-07-2009, 05:00 PM
You mean insurance claim.
:)

the_bogan
19-07-2009, 05:16 PM
You mean insurance claim.
:)

Don't you only have 24 or 48 hours to lodge a claim?

Trev
19-07-2009, 06:12 PM
No. I think you have up to 3 months to make a claim with the EQC.
:)

Sweep
19-07-2009, 06:22 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaky_Isles

I live in North Shaky.

Did not feel much here.