My city fell over. RE-REDUX

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  1. Sjael

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    I'm glad that your ok. Let us all take a moment to look up to the sky and say "Praise the lord".
     
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    Most importantly there seem to be no casualties as of yet, although that can certainly change what with people being injured and the general disruption of things.

    Glad to hear that you are okay.
     
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    Yeah just heard about it on the radio. Police reports some minor looting as well? Maori probably.
     
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    NZ is on a fault line, so we get a few big earthquakes, however we have a very small population and earthquakes rarely strike a propulation center. The last time there was any significant damage from an earthquake was 1931 when 260-some people died. Since then there have been maybe 3 total casualties from earthquakes nationwide in the 79 years since.
    It's quite explainable, see, there aren't very many maoris in the south, and thus very little looting. I did find it quite funny when my half-maori friend called me at about 8am to see if I wanted to go looting. :roll:

    Along the fault line the land has shifted over 2 meters.
     
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    I know virtually nothing about geology and tectonic plates and whatnot, but once land has been shifted as much as two meters, shouldn't the fault line have been relieved of a significant amount of stress, making future earthquakes less likely and severe?
     
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    That makes sense, at least in the short term, however there have been frequent tremors every 15-30 minutes since it happened (it's now 1:40pm.)
    As I understand it, and I may well be wrong, earthquakes happen because convection currents in the earth's mantle layer push the tectonic plates together, and when they slip and rub it causes some distress up on the surface.

    There at least shouldn't be another significant earthquake for a decent length of time.
     
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    It's good to hear that you are okay, and I hope that that they can quickly rebuild everything like it use to be.

    PS: There are no possibilities of tsunamies. because of the currents in the earth's mantle layers?
     
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    Yeah, that sucks, mate. :( Christchurch is usually such a beautiful town. May the force be with you all.
     
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    So, are you going to rename the city, since the Church got destroyed? It's a shame to see such a landmark fall.
     
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    Still waiting on contact from an old travel buddy from Christchurch.
     
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    Only the pointy bit came off - and it's going to be rebuilt.

    Plus, calling a city Christ is just awkward. :D
     
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    That sucks man! And I thought that the earthquakes there were over. I really hope that you (or anyone else, who lives in NZ.) have not lost anyone.
     
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    Well if christ's church fell over I guess you could always rename the city to Land.
     
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    Just had two more major aftershocks.

    Yet another church collapsed. :roll:
     
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