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Thursday, 17 November 2016

In the Wake of the Quake

Early on Monday morning NZ was rocked by a series of earthquakes, the biggest being 7.8M near Kaikoura in the South Island, with loss of two lives. It was extremely fortunate that the earthquakes occurred in the middle of the night, or the toll would have been worse.
Since the earthquakes, there has been torrential rain and flooding in the affected areas to add to it all.
We feel very lucky to be safe and free from shaking up here in the North of the North. As for the big quake 4 years ago, we are offering a place to stay for people affected by the earthquake.
The infrastructure damage is huge, plus there are a lot of buildings in the capital city Wellington that have been deemed unsafe.

So just a few pictures...but there is such a lot more damage.
A map showing the New Zealand earthquakes




Photos from the album of Aaron Woolley



It will be a long slow recovery.

Sorry if you got triplicate posts - gremlin in the works.

6 comments:

  1. Wonderful of you to offer your home to victims. We had lots of photos in the news here, too, and it seems amazing there weren't more deaths. I'm sure it will be a long process to clean up and rest or what is damaged.

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    1. The constant aftershocks leave people really anxious. There was one of M5.0 this morning - that's like another earthquake all by itself.

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  2. 7.8 is unbelievable shaking. Kiwis are so resilient. Wonderful of you to help this way!

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  3. Kiwis ARE resilient. I love some of their comments on Facebook about the quake, like "We rock!", and their generosity at the most quake affected spots. I've just bookmarked your blog to get back to for a good look when I get a bit more time. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I can't imagine what it must be like to go through events like this. In Britain, we have been reasonably safe from huge natural disasters in recent years - though flooding is getting worse. But a 'quake, well...

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    1. Thanks for your comment Mike. I have never experienced one myself, but so feel for our fellow Kiwis. The devastation caused is on many different levels and none of it is a quick fix.

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