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    Default ChCh Quakes

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/canter...-at-23-percent

    Not sure if I have got this link right.

    Please read it. If this is correct, is there any point in rebuilding ChCh? PJ
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    The risk is only 6% for Christchurch apparently.


    But I thought these people have already said they can't predict earthquakes anyway so I don't know why they would publish that info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snorkbox View Post
    The risk is only 6% for Christchurch apparently.


    But I thought these people have already said they can't predict earthquakes anyway so I don't know why they would publish that info.
    They can't reliably predict the initial earthquake, but they can provide statistics of what is "likely" to happen over a given period based on similar situations in the past and in other areas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppa John View Post
    Please read it. If this is correct, is there any point in rebuilding ChCh? PJ
    Where's the facepalm smiley?

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    The most important reason for rebuilding Christchurch: keeping the skinheads in a single city and away from the rest of NZ!!!

    (Yes, I know there are skinheads everywhere - but there seems (seemed?) to be a large concentration of them in Christchurch)

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    Quote Originally Posted by johcar View Post
    The most important reason for rebuilding Christchurch: keeping the skinheads in a single city and away from the rest of NZ!!!

    (Yes, I know there are skinheads everywhere - but there seems (seemed?) to be a large concentration of them in Christchurch)
    Tbh would take the skinheads over the "aw bro you got a siggy g?" kids you seem to have up there in Auckland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by --Wolf-- View Post
    Tbh would take the skinheads over the "aw bro you got a siggy g?" kids you seem to have up there in Auckland.


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    Quote Originally Posted by --Wolf-- View Post
    Tbh would take the skinheads over the "aw bro you got a siggy g?" kids you seem to have up there in Auckland.
    You put a strong case!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppa John View Post
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/canter...-at-23-percent

    Not sure if I have got this link right.

    Please read it. If this is correct, is there any point in rebuilding ChCh? PJ
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/new...at-23-per-cent

    PJ, our city won't be re-built yesterday, time frames have been put at 3,10 and 20, quoted to us by our Insurance Company and I remarked to them we would expect the builders' in 18 years and she replied "quite likely".

    We should in fact start by dismantling the Eastern Suburbs and re-locating same out on the Canterbury Plains, where there is plenty of top course metal.

    Most new houses have a metre of it then the re-enforced concrete pad, so the top course disperses the force much better.

    After 7,300 quakes we are still standing !.

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    Ps. EQC and Insurance Coys'. will run out of money is my guess.

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    We're built on thick heavy clay in Riccarton.
    Awful stuff for gardening, but oh so good for earthquakes.
    It probably wobbles a bit, but no sand or water can penetrate.

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