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Earthquake in Christchurch?

chris338
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Earthquake in Christchurch?

Just saw this on Drudge:
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN0311646120100903

I hope Mark and the rest of his crew are all ok down there. Let us know how you are doing and what has happened.
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bartko09
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chris338 wrote:Just saw this on Drudge:
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN0311646120100903

I hope Mark and the rest of his crew are all ok down there. Let us know how you are doing and what has happened.


Just saw it on Drudge also. Hope everyone's ok. 7.0 is no joke.
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Wow! I just heard here on the forum. Hope our kiwi friends are safe and sound and have a roof over their heads tonight!
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FoxNews is playing some video of downtown christchurch. Looks pretty gruesome. Kinda looks like Hatti.
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Wow! I just heard about this! I hope everyone in NZ is okay.
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Im in Auckland and woke up to see it on our local NZ news. No deaths reported, 2 serious injuries, power and cellphone coverage down, sewerage and water issues. A lot of damage to older buildings in the central business area and to the surrounding suburbs. I will keep you all posted.
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Hope everyone at Affilorama is safe and sound ... Did anybody hear any word.
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Saw some video on the news tonight. I too hope everyone is safe.
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hsoftware
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Its Saturday, 10:45am there, and winter time. The Temperature there is about 37 degrees.

I believe the staff are off for the weekend. Hopefully none of them are injured, or their homes damaged.

Ben
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The world is watching the news about NZ - Mark & his staff -please send an email to let us all know how you are doing. After all the work you do on our behalf, we feel as though we know you guys and are concerned for your safety. Our prayers are with you.
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jojo21
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I hope your Affilorama offices are still standing Mark and the crew. Must have been very scary. Sounds as though it's quite widespread in the outlying districts too. Even with a good infrastructure there are still huge problems. Good luck to you guys and stay safe.
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paulus
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Hey folks,

thanks for all the messages of concern. I'm located in Dunedin which is about 400km's south of Christchurch, so we weren't affected.

While I haven't been in touch with everyone, I believe everyone is safe and sound! There has been a reasonable amount of damage around Christchurch, and I haven't heard how our offices made it through. A lot of people are without power for the time being, so you might not hear from any of the team up there for some time, but I'm sure someone will post an update shortly!

You can see some photos here:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/4094986 ... ristchurch

Anyways, thanks again, I'm sure Mark, Simon or one of the team will give us an update from Christchurch at some stage.

Cheers!

Paul
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i talked to some of the team in christchurch this morning there all safe not able to check out the offices as its in town area that has be closed from what i have heard i think most of them are spending time with there family.
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Thinking of you guys...I'm in the mid North Island, so didn't feel a thing..thought Wellington would be the one hit - never thought Chch! Take care and all the best to you and your families.
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Just saw this on Drudge this evening. My first thoughts were for the Affilorama gang. I hope all are safe. Please let us know how you are faring soon. You will be in my prayers.
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Well, I just checked out the office cam. It's dark (nighttime) there at the moment, and it seems even a little darker than normal. Not enough light to see fully, but if the cam is still working, I'm going to take that as a good sign that the Affilorama offices weren't too badly damaged. Of course, you can't really see anything right now. Maybe in 3 or 4 hours, we'll be able to see more. Don't know why I didn't think to check the cam earlier. Still, like I said, probably a good sign if the cam is still working. :D

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the web cam froze thats the last shot as the earthquake hit at 4.35am if you look at the time and date

the offices are in a old brick historic building and going by the news reports here in NZ i would be suprised if it made it through in one piece the staff wont be able to go check it out till the CBD area is open as its not safe with aftershocks bringing stuff down. so the webcam wont be up will someone can go in the office to reboot it.
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I just saw this flash on Yahoo news. I hope all is safe with the staff.
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Hi,

I heard about this state of emergency some hours ago. Our friends at Affilorama and their families were the first people to come to mind.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

I believe that areas of Victoria Australia are being evacuated due to heavy flooding today, too.

It seems that people in NZ, Australia and America are all in need of prayer. Please be safe everyone.

gradyp and EvoBilly what webcam are you referring to? Is it something that premium members have access to?

This Maori Blessing was sent to me by a friend only recently. I hope it is appropriate:

Kia hora te marino, kia whakapapa pounamu te moana,
Kia tere karohirohi i mua i tou huarahi.

May calm be spread around you, may the sea glisten like greenstone and the shimmer of summer dance across your path.
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jmpruitt
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Crystal, if you go to the about us page, there is a live office cam that is always running.
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smurfling
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Have been watching the news.

After Haiti, Chile and Vanuatu.... now Christchurch in the beautiful NZ. So sorry for our dear Kiwi buddies. Hoping reports are correct and that no one was killed. Praying that all receive the comfort, support and assistance that they need. Following a State of Emergency, donations are generally quick to follow. Will be going online to Red Cross to make a donation - only way I can help! Trust that all other Affilorama Members out there around the world will also donate online. Whenever there is a disaster around the world, it never ceases to amaze me at the kindness, goodness and charity that emerges from otherwise busy, pre-occupied human beings! To Mark and our wonderful friends and mentors at Affilorama - I hope that you and your families are all safe and well and that your beloved city recovers as quickly as possible.

Kindest Regards from Down Under, Susie
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Mark and Team,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families at this scary time,when beautiful Christchurch is virtually upside down. Your downtown area looks like it really took a hit from the earthquake (locked in time by the freezing of your webcam in the office). Please let us know -- when you can -- how you all are.

And aren't you grateful that yours isn't a brick and mortar business, but online and intact -- although office equipment may be damaged.Hope your homes haven't sustained too much damage. And we hope you take the time you need to regroup and care for Affilorama and family members.

Blessings,
Barb Martenson
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Has anyone heard from Mark? Wondering how is doing.
Keep them in your prayers.
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paulus wrote:Hey folks,

thanks for all the messages of concern. I'm located in Dunedin which is about 400km's south of Christchurch, so we weren't affected.

While I haven't been in touch with everyone, I believe everyone is safe and sound! There has been a reasonable amount of damage around Christchurch, and I haven't heard how our offices made it through. A lot of people are without power for the time being, so you might not hear from any of the team up there for some time, but I'm sure someone will post an update shortly!

You can see some photos here:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/4094986 ... ristchurch

Anyways, thanks again, I'm sure Mark, Simon or one of the team will give us an update from Christchurch at some stage.

Cheers!

Paul


Thanks Pual.

I hope the rest of the staff finds a way to post to re assure us, or perhaps you can get news on the rest of them.

P.S. perhaps you could let us know if they set up an official relief fund that we could give to.
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We´re all concerned, but thanks god no physical life´s affected so far. Hope to hear from the offices direct that everything fine, apart form the shock values of course. Thousand miles away, but in this moment of hearing the earthquake news in Christchurch, I realized this is more than making money online.It´s making relationships online and those turn into transactions.
Mark and team, we pray that in Christchurch you and all habitants are well,
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yeah... Somehow I missed that the time "froze" on the webcam.

Glad to hear that it seems the Affilorama team is safe and wish them the best as they start to move forward.
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Mark has made a few posts in the jetpack forum, but he probably wasn't online long enough to see this thread. He just got home from his vacation in the middle of the chaos, so it will probably be a little rocky for a few days. they cannot get to the office, but not all the staff is in Christchurch, so some will be able to keep us up to date on what is going on.
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Yeah, the earthquate was really strong. I live 150km out of Christchurch and I felt it.
The Christchurch CBD seems to have been hit hard. And yes, we are still experiencing the aftershocks of the quake.
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this is what mark said in his post in the jetpack

MarkLing wrote:Actually I was home for the earthquake. We are all safe though thank goodness.

Our house shook like crazy, it was extremely loud the whole time and very creepy as the power went out so it was pitch black at 430am and there was a constant loud rumbling sound to go with the huge vibration.

Some photos are here: http://www.goto2.com/quake

It went for ages, there were over 20 aftershocks too. But damage in our place was pretty minor in the scheme of things, just lots of mess, open drawers, some glass breaking, nothing too major really. Although some others weren't so lucky with their houses falling to pieces, and some of my friends had their houses flooded (just a low level of flooding, but still damaging) due to broken pipes etc.

On a world scale, this wasn't huge I guess, although it's apparently about a billion dollars worth of damage to the city as a whole. Luckily it was the middle of the night as a lot more people would have been caught in the crumbled offices, flying bricks from older buildings etc, if it was during the day.

What a mega crazy night! We've still been getting aftershocks, might go on for days.
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Just found out there was an earthquake in New Zealand while in the Warrior Forum. Checked Google for news about it. Looks horrible. Thanks for the update from those that live in or near Christchurch. As soon I heard earthquake and New Zealead, I thought of Mark Ling and the Affilorama Team. My prayers are with you all.

- Eric
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hnypuf wrote:Im in Auckland and woke up to see it on our local NZ news. No deaths reported...... I will keep you all posted.



thank god for that!
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Thank goodness you are all OK!!! I can't imagine being in the house with a new baby no less and having to deal with an earthquake. Incredibly scary.

Thinking of you all! You're in my thoughts and prayers!

- Kristine
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it's so good to hear your'e all okay downunder, that's a massive quake.

take care and stay safe

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office webcam is back up looks like its untouched
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Yay!

Hope you get to go back in soon to check on everything if you haven't already, Mark!

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I'm glad to hear the positive news here.

I did hear about the NZ quake, but did not hear about ChristChurch being hit until just now. Then it occurred to me that the folks at Affilorama were there.

I hope everything is OK.

Paul
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I'm in Christchurch and during the quake all I could think was, if its this bad here in Christchurch, Wellingtons gone. I have a bach in the Marlborough Sounds and was thinking that it would be histroy also. It was quite good to find out the quake was close and no body was hurt.
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So, does anyone know when the last earthquake to hit the Christchuch was? Curious as to how frequent earthquakes happen there. I know that New Zealand is very active for earthquakes but from the looks of the older brick buildings its seems that it has been a good while since any earthquake activity has happened there. I don't think they would purposely build brick buildings knowing that this could happen.
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This particular fault line last 'quaked' 16,000 years ago. Although I've heard there are reasonable sized earthquakes every 300 years or so. Most of the buildings have been earthquake strengthened already which is why most of them were much less affected than the ones you saw in the photos and that's why there was no loss of life.

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Looking at the office cam, seems things are pretty much back to normal for you, then?
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