02-24-2011 11:36 AM - edited 02-24-2011 11:39 AM
The Full Tower went over on it's side, which unseated the Graphics card and RAM Sticks, so pulled the Anti static gear out and reseated the components.
Smaller stuff went walk about, but my place won't budge with reinforced walls and floor. Like Quads, as hard as Nails.
Still no watter etc though, may take weeks to get that.
Altered a downpipe from the roof so I could collect rain water, bucket by bucket.
Not much sleep with the aftershocks though, Now at 5045 added so far.
China has also sent crews over. So Groups from all over NZ, Aussie, USA, UK, Japan, Taiwan and Singapore
02-25-2011 11:05 PM - edited 02-25-2011 11:07 PM
Manchester St seems to have taken a big hit ... I used to live in the outskirts of Manchester UK ....
On a street called Coronation Street
Now here is a map of the epicenters for the 7.1 Mainshock and the aftershocks in the area, from the 4th Sep 2010 up to 22nd Feb 2011.
People may have to copy the image and use a image program to zoom in to see the red arrows I have added.
For some time in circles that you can see at least by the epicenter dots 2 definite lines of aftershocks.
a) Through the city north east to Parklands / North New Brighton
b) From Halswall East along the hills through Cashmere to Sumner and Taylors Mistake
The aftershock of 6.3 happened on line b. Creating a 17km rupture along it on the surface and a 1.8 to 2.2 G force hit for a 6.3 magnitude.
Here is a Pic of the known Greendale fault that appeared on the 4th of Sep 2010in red, the yellow lines are under investigation, including for the exact path.
The epicenters for shakes below 3 in magnitude have been removed to make the diagram map clearer to see, although aftershocks as small as 2.2 have been felt due to the shallow nature of them, some as shallow as 200 meters.
Here is a map showing the epicenters from Sep 4th right up until midday today (NZDT) Find Christchurch now.
Shakes so far 5136
02-26-2011 05:16 AM - edited 02-26-2011 05:18 AM
Well I don't want to go into conspiracy theory area but one does wonder about floods, storms, etc happening when you read about HAARP.
Scientists and Military playing God with the weather?
And the use of it as a weapon of mass destruction? .... http://www.haarp.net/
An earthquake is small however compared to the destruction of monster tsunamis, hurricanes and floods which are getting worse particularly for those smaller poorer islanders around the globe. I believe Scotland is putting in place flood precautions which I find as a Scot positive.
It makes me furious that so much energy and funds go into weapons and war, rather than constructive solutions.
02-26-2011 09:58 AM - edited 02-26-2011 10:34 AM
An earthquake is small however compared to the destruction of monster tsunamis, hurricanes and floods.
Though compared to the Boxing day 2004 Indian Earthquake, Haiti's Earthquake and Chiles 8.8 shake your right. The amount of land, buildings and infrastructure that has been broken and destroyed from this is high, even compared to the Australian Floods due to the likes of say in Bribane even though there was alot of flood water buildings were still standing, just wet, and needing cleaning out etc. though still costing money.
The amount of land and building damage here is now high,
The Electricity companies are working together to build a 3km overhead power cable for part of the city as the damage under ground is too great to fix reasonably fast.
A lot of the inner city is going to have to be demolished including one of the tallest buildings. Inspectors are going house to house at some stage to see which properties are beyond repair even if still standing in some way.
Haiti had the problem of building quality that didn't help them.
"Scientists and Military playing God with the weather?" I don't agree with that.
02-26-2011 01:06 PM
I imagine there will be some investigations on structural damage and responsibility, like the building where I watched the crane rescue on live video streaming. Apparently the building was largely intact but the internal stairways all collapsed so people were trapped..
02-28-2011 01:29 PM
At least 24 + hours old.
" The Canterbury Plains now has two threads of aftershocks rumbling beneath it. In 12 months, residents will still experience at least one magnitude-four quake a month. GNS models predict that in the next week Christchurch should expect between one and 10 aftershocks greater than magnitude four and within three weeks the number should drop to one magnitude four every three to four days.
The chance of another large aftershock decreases by the day, but seismologists cannot rule out another magnitude-five or six tremor, especially given that the Lyttelton quake was itself believed to be an aftershock.
That they think happened to cause so much force for a 6.3 m, The reflecting off the hard volcanic rock
From a Geology site.