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NZ Earthquake by ev on 22 February 2011 8:27am
Just saw some of the footage on Youtube.. poor people..

Shows you how important it is to know some first aid..
Re: NZ Earthquake by kazzzz on 22 February 2011 9:24am
Shocking. It's on telly here non stop, live footage, it's horrific.
Re: NZ Earthquake by suzulu on 22 February 2011 11:05am
Dreadful! So much happening in that part of the world lately.
Re: NZ Earthquake by TERRY S on 22 February 2011 7:33pm
I just saw a video on Yahoo of a building collapsing. Terrible. It's all going down at your end isn't it, Kazz?
Re: NZ Earthquake by kazzzz on 24 February 2011 7:14am
Sure is Terri, can't remember another time when there were so many natural disasters so close to one another.
Re: NZ Earthquake by bIG bLOGGER on 24 February 2011 2:34pm
Biologists are a bit baffled as to why 107 huge Pilot Whales beached themselves and died on an NZ beach, only 48 hours before the quake struck.
They correlate this phenomenon with the 2004 'quake/tsunami,when, before the 'quake struck in the Indian Ocean, 170 Pilot whales beached themselves, in Australia and New Zealand.
There may be no relation between the two events, but you have to wonder.
Re: NZ Earthquake by Loretto on 25 February 2011 5:50pm
Euro news says 113 lives taken because of the quake, possibly that number will rise. The footage on TV that I saw today looked like a war zone. Someone told me there is a bit of controversy over the inability of newer buildings in Christ Church to withstand the quake? Anyone else hear that?

There sure have been a lot of natural disasters in that part of the world. Let's hope that's it for a long, long time now.
Re: NZ Earthquake by Dominic on 25 February 2011 8:21pm
I live in NZ and this is by all accounts is an aftershock from the September 7.1 earthquake. It seems that unfortunately a lot of tourists and travellers where also caught up in it.

For those interested, the local media is;


These give all the latest information.
Re: NZ Earthquake by ev on 25 February 2011 10:25pm
I'm still totally stunned by this news.. these days with the internet these kind of things are much more up close and personal, even when on the other side of the world..
Re: NZ Earthquake by alijaybee on 26 February 2011 12:39pm
My thoughts are with our friends in the Palin community in NZ and their countrymen. Our community was hit by flooding this year, but the destruction was nothing in comparison. Be safe and look after each other.
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