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Old 07-21-2013, 05:28 AM   #1
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Rocking and rolling in NZ with 6.5 quake

With the 230 earthquakes in Central New Zealand since Friday are there any boaters with stories to tell

That last 6.5 looks like it caused some damage

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Old 07-21-2013, 06:57 AM   #2
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From our news, there was some damage in Wellington. but not huge. No injuries or loss of life. 'course, Wellington has always known they will be in for a big one one day (or night), that's why they went to great lengths and great expense to put the 'Beehive', (their pet name for their parliament house), on a sort of ball bearing foundation, so when the big one happens, it will literally just 'rock and roll'. They have had strict building codes for earthquake for over a century as well, so apart from whole hillsides falling down, which no-one can prevent, they are about as quake proof as it is possible to be I think.
They must be ok down there in Christchurch, the last place to be hammered, as I have not heard a peep from my brother, but it is too late down there now to ring tonight and check.
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