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Nico ([personal profile] vilakins) wrote2016-11-14 10:38 am
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Earthquake

There was a large 7.5 earthquake felt over much of the country here overnight with damage and two dead, but we didn't feel it at all where we are; I slept right through it. There were tsunami warnings, but no tsunamis as far as I know, just some large waves.
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[personal profile] kalypso 2016-11-13 10:38 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm very glad, again, that you are safe.
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[personal profile] kalypso 2016-11-14 12:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Hope he's got home safely and that there have been no serious shocks today.
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[personal profile] kalypso 2016-11-14 09:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Good. Fingers crossed that the worst is over.
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[personal profile] kalypso 2016-11-15 12:03 am (UTC)(link)
Oddly enough, we had a chain of earth-tremors in Manchester in 2002 - they went on for weeks, but the biggest one was only 3.9 (that one was slightly alarming). Mostly they felt like a big lorry driving past and the making doors and windows rattle, or weren't detectable to ordinary human senses at all. We've had the odd one since (the last one I remember was the night Tony Wilson died in 2007, because I thought he'd be quite pleased by the idea that the earth shook as he departed).

During the 2002 chain, I began to feel quite possessive about them, and remember one day when I was visiting Yorkshire I found myself worrying that I might be missing a good tremor. So I hope what's left isn't any worse than that.

(Obviously I'm not intending to make light of the much deadlier earthquakes that you and other countries get.)
Edited 2016-11-15 00:04 (UTC)
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[personal profile] kalypso 2016-11-15 01:35 pm (UTC)(link)
After this, I sat down in front of the television with Abby, and was surprised to find that a documentary that was talking about the destruction of Palmyra (by the Romans rather than Daesh) when I switched on) then moved on to discuss architectural precautions to limit the effects of earthquakes in San Francisco. It turned out to be about "architecture shaped or threatened by disaster" which seemed to be a rather loose theme for "things that are quite interesting but wouldn't make an hour's programme on their own" - we also got the restoration of the Frauenkirche in Dresden and a very interesting minaret in Afghanistan.

(Samarkand icon as the tiling on the minaret wasn't entirely unlike stuff I've seen in Uzbekistan.)
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[personal profile] mab_browne 2016-11-13 11:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, the lower South Island doesn't seem to have been affected, which is good.
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[personal profile] mab_browne 2016-11-14 03:25 am (UTC)(link)
Oh lord, yes indeed.
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[personal profile] jekesta 2016-11-13 11:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Glad to know you're okay. (And your icon use made me smile, such a nicely understated reaction to possible tsunamis.)
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[personal profile] gwendraith 2016-11-14 10:45 am (UTC)(link)
I saw it on the news, just horrible for NZ to be suffering with another earthquake. Glad you weren't affected and are safe.

[identity profile] nautile26.livejournal.com 2016-11-13 09:57 pm (UTC)(link)
First bit of news I heard when I woke up this morning! I thought oh no, not poor Christchurch again! And tsunami warnings as well, that's truly terrifying.
Glad to hear you weren't affected and the warnings were downgraded.

[identity profile] vilakins.livejournal.com 2016-11-13 10:06 pm (UTC)(link)
I have wondered about tsunamis here as much of the town is flat and at sea level. I'm glad I live on a hill, but it would be a right disaster here.

[identity profile] jaxomsride.livejournal.com 2016-11-14 12:04 am (UTC)(link)
I'm glad you are safe,the moment I heard the news I thought of you and yours.

Poor Christchurch again!

[identity profile] executrix.livejournal.com 2016-11-14 01:10 am (UTC)(link)
What jaxomsride said!

[identity profile] vilakins.livejournal.com 2016-11-14 03:10 am (UTC)(link)
Greg's there right now - he drove here after the first one for a regular client meeting - and said there was another minute-long one at noon. :-(

[identity profile] astrogirl2.livejournal.com 2016-11-14 03:33 am (UTC)(link)
Just saw the news on that! I'm glad things were less shaky where you are, at least.

[identity profile] vilakins.livejournal.com 2016-11-14 03:34 am (UTC)(link)
And it had better stay that way with my operation next week.
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[identity profile] elmey.livejournal.com 2016-11-14 04:33 am (UTC)(link)
I'm glad you posted! and that you're fine. I saw the news and wondered how close to you the quake was--the tsunami warnings were the scariest part.

[identity profile] vilakins.livejournal.com 2016-11-14 05:57 am (UTC)(link)
I think there were warnings in the night, but no sirens which isn't a lot of use. So far all the tsunami warnings have been fizzlers, but they're now saying there's a 12% chance of a really big quake. :-(

[identity profile] ultrapsychobrat.livejournal.com 2016-11-14 05:00 am (UTC)(link)
Glad you're okay. Take care.

[identity profile] vilakins.livejournal.com 2016-11-14 05:58 am (UTC)(link)
I will. I'll be glad when Greg's back here again.

[identity profile] ideealisme.livejournal.com 2016-11-14 11:55 am (UTC)(link)
Glad to hear it, mrs. Stay safe.

[identity profile] katriona-s.livejournal.com 2016-11-14 01:26 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm glad to know you are safe!

[identity profile] vjezkova.livejournal.com 2016-11-14 06:35 pm (UTC)(link)
And I do hope all is well even after the second quake! Let´s hope it was the last one! Stay safe , you and Greg and the cats!

[identity profile] jhall1.livejournal.com 2016-11-20 05:09 pm (UTC)(link)
I've been away on holiday; hence the late response. I heard about the earthquake, and I'm relieved that you're OK.

[identity profile] vilakins.livejournal.com 2016-11-20 08:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks! Some people felt it here but we didn't.