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Christchurch New Zealand

prayers.............hopes......... anything i can do  I will

On 2/21/11, Marshall Eubanks <tme at americafree.tv> wrote:
> Here is an animated seismic map
> http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/today
> Marshall
> On Feb 21, 2011, at 10:46 PM, Mark Foster wrote:
>> Folks on Twitter should search for hashtag #eqnz.
>> Major news sites in NZ:
>> www.stuff.co.nz
>> www.nzherald.co.nz
>> www.tvnz.co.nz
>> www.3news.co.nz
>> Plenty of Vids, Stills and some Streaming available.
>> Can confirm the reports of multiple casualties.  TV News is live
>> broadcasting reports of many folks trapped within buildings, largely
>> because of things like stairwells collapsing, etc. A few buildings have
>> been hit pretty hard, with some notable collapses, damage to vehicles,
>> etc.
>> The 111 network (911 equiv) is experiencing problems in the South Island,
>> folks are being asked to stay the phones (etc) except for genuine
>> emergencies.
>> Urban Search and Rescue teams in NZ are based in Christchurch, Palmerston
>> North and Auckland. I gather all three teams are stood-to, and an offer
>> from Australia for additional USAR resource has been accepted.  CD
>> Emergency has been declared and the Military are already getting involved.
>> Christchurch experienced a major quake (magnitude 7.2) in September last
>> year, which received a lot of press as its effects were widespread and
>> severe - but there was little loss of life.  This quake, magnitute 6.3,
>> hit much closer to the CBD and during a business day, so the casualty
>> count is much higher.  Being a more shallow quake, much closer to town,
>> but also lesser in magnitude, my uneducated view based on media coverage
>> is that the effects are not as widespread, but where they're felt, are
>> very significant.
>> Mark.
>> (in Auckland, some 1000 km away...)
>> On Tue, 22 Feb 2011, Daniel Richards wrote:
>>> There aren't any major international cables to the south island. The big
>>> one is the southern Cross cable that lands on either side of Auckland,
>>> which is the north of the North Island, which is operating normally.
>>> KAREN (The Kiwi Advanced Research Network) core in the south island is
>>> still operating, but most of the member sites in Christchurch are down:
>>> http://karen.net.nz/news-earthquake-network-update/
>>> News is reporting deaths now, sadly.
>>> On 22/02/11 16:04, Marshall Eubanks wrote:
>>>> There has been a bad Earthquake in Christchurch New Zealand with reports
>>>> of
>>>> fatalities.
>>>> http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150099324847752&set=a.125583977751.103665.119452527751&theater
>>>> Telecom New Zealand reports "Heavy damage" to their Christchurch
>>>> building, but no deaths there.
>>>> Is there any report of issues with the undersea cables to / from the
>>>> South Island ?
>>>> Regards
>>>> Marshall
>>>> P.S. On a more personal note,
>>>> Google has a people finder up @
>>>> http://christchurch-2011.person-finder.appspot.com/
>>>> There is a DFAT # - 1300 555 135 - for people outside of NZ to call.
>>>> Telecom New Zealand has asked people to stay off of the wireless network
>>>> except for true emergencies.