Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Again: Is everyone okay?

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  • Megan Wegan,

    Any word from David and the behbehs?

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1275 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Any word from David and the behbehs?

    I've texted. We can only wait.

    There are reports on Twitter of the Cathedral being down.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22850 posts Report Reply

  • Robert Urquhart,

    Checking in - passing cop car told us to store water, serios damage in city.
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/4688231/Large-quake-strikes-Christchurch
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10707996

    # Reference Number: 3468575
    # NZDT: Tue, Feb 22 2011 12:51 pm
    # Magnitude: 6.3
    # Depth: 5 km
    # Details: 10 km south-east of Christchurch

    and that was just the first one...

    Christchurch • Since Mar 2009 • 163 posts Report Reply

  • Greg Dawson,

    person with a camera here: http://twitter.com/dyedredlaura

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 294 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    person with a camera here: http://twitter.com/dyedredlaura

    This picture is particularly alarming.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22850 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    Jesus. My brother is OK, and mum just texted and said "OK, v scared."

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1275 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Coup,

    Cathedral… http://yfrog.com/h79togj :(

    Edit: looks too small. TV3 has a pic here which looks (slightly) healthier

    Auckland • Since Nov 2009 • 18 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Holy shit, my TweetDeck "throttled" the #eqnz tag then crashed. Twice.

    I know this sounds really self-absorbed, but I'm trying really hard to stay off the phone and CTFD. People will check in when they can, and having a melt down at the other end of the country does nothing useful.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan, in reply to Russell Brown,

    This picture is particularly alarming.

    I can't figure out where that is. Manchester St?

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1275 posts Report Reply

  • Carol Stewart,

    have texted my geologist friend at the university - still waiting

    Wellington • Since Jul 2008 • 830 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan, in reply to Rob Coup,

    That's not the Cathedral in the square. is it?

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1275 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    TV3 live coverage now - looks worse than the original quake, rubble in streets and obviously a lot more people there this time. Cathedral steeple gone. Shit.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    TV1 on as well.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • richard,

    Am watching too. This is awful. Cathedral spire gone, but it’s the looks on people’s faces that are doing my head in.

    Hope everything is fine at Haywood-upon-Avon. And hoping to hear similar news from other friends.

    Not looking for New Engla… • Since Nov 2006 • 268 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    What scares me - after the first quake, there were lots of "We're ok!" tweets from people. This time, the tweets are more "OMG", and there's also a distressing silence from others.

    I really hope everyone is ok :-(

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    there's also a distressing silence from others

    To say the least.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Greg Dawson,

    Sumner

    I particularly love the ambitious sweeping as it goes

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 294 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    Sky News has pictures. And TV1, now. I'm allowed to sit at my desk and cry, right? (Not to be all self-involved)

    The airport is closed, right?

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1275 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to richard,

    This is awful. Cathedral spire gone, but it’s the looks on people’s faces that are doing my head in.

    Same - and knowing this time there are people under all that rubble. Have to be. Upsetting

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    TV3 has just started recycling footage for first time - been streaming unedited from field reporters in street. TV1 has an ad break with text ticker, had audio-only from a geologist or something when I looked earlier.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan King,

    TVNZ running ads with coverage. Classy.

    Since Sep 2010 • 185 posts Report Reply

  • Robert Urquhart,

    @Megan yes the airport is closed.

    Christchurch • Since Mar 2009 • 163 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    The Cathedral. http://twitpic.com/42dzk8

    And that video in Sumner is terrifying.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Sacha,

    Same - and knowing this time there are people under all that rubble. Have to be. Upsetting

    That's why I've just turned off the radio and television. This time, I just can't see how there won't be, at the very best, serious injuries. Until everyone checks in, I'll just lose my shit at the first picture of a body on a stretcher.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Looks like TV1 up and running now but phone-in rather than on camera. TV3 showing people being led out of collapsed building

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report Reply

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