chris338 wrote:Just saw this on Drudge:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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