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I live in Christchurch, New Zealand, and we had yet another "once in a lifetime earthquake" That's 5, now, in a little over two years! Ugh I'm getting soo goddamned SICK of these goddamned SHAKES! We went, after the first, like, 12 shakes of the day, and  picked my big bro up from work, and there was a really strong shake while we were driving at 80km/h! then when we got back I found my effing shelves had fallen over and EVERYTHING was on the floor in that little 1m x 1m space by the shelves/foot of my bed, and I had to try and pick everything up, I had 3 things broken, plus my (crappy) CD player, and one thing is mostly smashed. My doors not as bad as it was after the initial September quake, but it's worse than it was after the February quake, therefore still jams.

This meant we had to drive from Spencerville all the way to Rangiora on the bleeding motorway, just to go to one of two Warehouses that were still open, both technically not in the city, and then had to go have tea.

LUCKILY the power was BAACK! when we got home, so here I am, doing sh*t all but wasting time yabbering on the computer. Still getting aftershocks though. 

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Comment by Wish Upon A Wish on December 24, 2011 at 4:13pm

Well, me and Mum and my sister talked about moving. In NZ? Mum would rather move to a reasonable sized town, but by the outskirts. That leaves Auckland, Wellington, and here. Lots of parts of Auckland aren't so great, and Welly's probably going to have the next big disaster. She said no to all our suggestions, ranging from Dunedin/Australia somewhere to USA or even Europe! But yeah, there are lots of good things about NZ. Switzerland is smaller than Canterbury and has over 5 times the population of the whole country! so there's space here =)

and J Noland? Not quite. Apparently Chch isn't following the same aftershock pattern that most places do, so it's kinda annoying. The land doesn't want to settle =( 

Comment by J Noland on December 23, 2011 at 12:38pm
Glad you're okay! Surely the land must have settled into a cozy spot for the next few hundred years.
Comment by roxanne on December 23, 2011 at 12:33pm

So much for "once in a lifetime."  Sounds awful.  I complain about snow in northeast U.S., but we really never have anything terrible like earthquakes or hurricanes.   Once in a while, you get caught in a snow blizzard, but we are usually well prepared for it and everyone drives cautiously, so the most that happens is a fender-bender.  You have my sympathy.  I would hate it.  Any chance of moving?  I'm sure there are a lot of good things about New Zealand though.

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