Interesting Quake Map for Christchurch

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So, is Christ Church going to fall off into the ocean? Neat map BTW. Most of these seem to be in the 3-4 Mag range. Has there been much damage from the after shocks since the initial 7.1? The geo-scientist in me thinks that Earthquakes can be kinda fun if you and all you cherish are out of harms way. I hope you came through the big one OK.

Here is a link to a real time Earthquake map world wide. You guys are the biggest box on the map.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/
 

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A couple of M5+ aftershocks have caused more damage to already weakened structures. We spoke to family down their last night and it has bee a difficult few days as they are continually being shaken and it wears down the old nerves a bit. Many people are have trouble sleeping etc.
 

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I remember the night we had one in the UK. It was many miles from where I was, but I clearly felt it and new exactly what it was; even though I have never felt one before.

It was a mad feeling, compounded by happening late at night. With no one to talk to a quick Google told me what had happened.
 

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[quote author=edgley link=topic=1'964.msg7465'#msg7465' date=1285'8598']
I remember the night we had one in the UK. It was many miles from where I was, but I clearly felt it and new exactly what it was; even though I have never felt one before.
It was a mad feeling, compounded by happening late at night. With no one to talk to a quick Google told me what had happened.
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I remember it well, it was centred around Birmingham, I was living in Matlock at the time and it shook the bed and woke us all up. About 2''2 I think it was.....

The biggest one I have felt was centred just 3kms down the valley from me where I live now, the sound was what got me, it was like thunder but with no clouds and then a huge jolt as the ripple came through the ground. I swear you could see it coming like a wave in the earth.
 

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Wow, what was the chance of you being over for that!
Got to love the coincidences that life throws out.
 
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