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  • New Zealand Earthquake

    Kiwi,

    You ok down there? That was a massive earthquake you folks had, with what sounds to be at least two strong ones since. Prayers for all the survivors and the two so far who didn't. Stay safe!

    People who live along the east coast have been told to retreat to higher ground immediately with officials warning of tsunami waves as high as 10ft
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    50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

  • #2
    Prayers Kiwi for you and your countrymen

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    • #3
      Thank you for your thoughts.
      While my life goes on pretty much as normal many have had much of the infrastructure wrecked. Roads, water, sewage disposal, power, communication, rail you name it. Fortunately there have been only a few deaths.

      http://www.nzherald.co.nz/national/n...lery_id=167878

      One of the best riding routes to Kaikoura has had major damage and will take many months to repair. The only access is by sea or air. Downtown Wellington CBD is also effected with damage to many high-rise buildings. I am in Wanganui and was woken just after midnight with rocking and swaying that lasted about 5 minutes. The open bedroom was rocking through an arc of about 3 feet backwards and forwards with the movement. I was amazed noting was thrown about and nothing broken. Both Islands have been effected. As with the 2011 quake there are smaller ones occurring all the time. Here is a link to Geo- net so you can get the idea. http://www.geonet.org.nz/quakes/felt/moderate
      I was one of the idiots who put my hand up in 2011 and was crawling through collapsed buildings in Christchurch looking for survivors and ultimately body recovery and saw first-hand the damage caused and this has rekindled memories of the Christchurch Quakes. The Quakes kept coming for days and we had to make a fast retreat at times as the buildings settled a bit more making it a little tricky.
      I do accept the Quakes will keep coming for a few weeks but hope they are smaller and smaller as time goes by. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=11748052.
      Kia Kaha.
      GL1800 8A - TRIUMPH SCRAMBLER 900

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      • #4
        You just stay safe.
        2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
        USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
        US Four Corner Ride https://clayusmcret.blogspot.com/
        2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
        2015 NC to UT/NV Ride https://2015nvride.blogspot.com/

        50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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        • #5
          Yep. We must have really ****ed someone off. Now Wellington is cut off with a bit of a storm.., and all this after the All Blacks lost to Ireland. That's 3 I guess.
          GL1800 8A - TRIUMPH SCRAMBLER 900

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          • #6
            How's it going down there?
            2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
            USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
            US Four Corner Ride https://clayusmcret.blogspot.com/
            2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
            2015 NC to UT/NV Ride https://2015nvride.blogspot.com/

            50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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            • #7
              Well. They have just managed to open a road on the inland route to Kaikoura. The bridges are being looked at and only military vehicles are in there now. American destroyer USS Sampson in in the area and heading down along with Canada's frigate Vancouver, and Australia the frigate Darwin. One of our frigates is there now and has begun to evacuate persons and is dropping off supplies. In Wellington at least 1 large building in downtown CBD has to come down due to damage and sections have been cordoned off while others are looked at. The roads are gradually being opened what with the Quake then 1 months of rain causing flooding and further slips....
              GL1800 8A - TRIUMPH SCRAMBLER 900

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              • #8
                Let us know if there's something specific we can do to help. Otherwise, you all remain in our prayers.
                2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
                USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
                US Four Corner Ride https://clayusmcret.blogspot.com/
                2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
                2015 NC to UT/NV Ride https://2015nvride.blogspot.com/

                50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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