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Another earthquake.

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:17 pm
by stan_qaz
Not sure what Firetrust's status is but this one sounds pretty bad right now.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011 ... 145320.htm
A powerful earthquake has struck the New Zealand city of Christchurch bringing down buildings and buckling roads, with reports of serious injuries.

The US Geological Survey says the quake was 6.3 in magnitude and struck five kilometres from the city at a shallow depth of just four kilometres.

It says the quake hit shortly before 12:50pm (local time), just five kilometres to the north-west of the city.

Re: Another earthquake.

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:25 pm
by Duck
Wow :shock: Just saw that! I hope that the Team is okay and safe!

Re: Another earthquake.

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:33 pm
by TrustFire
Damn, hope all you guys are OK. :(

Re: Another earthquake.

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:34 pm
by Daledoc1
Ditto here -- our thoughts are with you.

Hope you are all safe!

daledoc1

Re: Another earthquake.

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:13 pm
by Pierre
I am watching a live feed from our ABC TV station direct to Christchurch. Lots of collapsed buildings, multiple fatalities expected and they have run out of ambulances. Quake happened at 12:50 NZT right on lunch time. It could not happened at a worse time. No estimates of persons trapped but could run into hundreds. Very dramatic pictures of persons being rescued. No power, telephone and cell phone coverage in the city. Main cathedral has lost it's spire. Hope FT crew are all OK.

Re: Another earthquake.

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:16 pm
by stan_qaz

Re: Another earthquake.

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:40 pm
by cfheinz
Please keep us posted when you can. We're concerned.

Re: Another earthquake.

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:16 pm
by tomcatuk
Just woke up to see this on the news, our thoughts and prayers are with you all you guys in NZ
Steve

Re: Another earthquake.

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:37 pm
by gerohl
I hope you guys are OK!! :thumbsup

Re: Another earthquake.

Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:01 am
by stan_qaz
AP story in the local paper this morning:

http://hosted2.ap.org/AZMES/140fe8300e9 ... 9ae2ce27d5

The story linked to in the first post has also been updated.

Re: Another earthquake.

Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:03 am
by Gniblett
Saw pictures on the lunchtime News here in the UK. Stunned by magnitude of devastation. My thoughts are with everybody who has been affected by this disaster and hope that all you guys at Firetrust are OK. Thoughts are with you ...

Re: Another earthquake.

Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:29 am
by stan_qaz

Re: Another earthquake.

Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:14 am
by Sidewinder
Another of our beta testers just received an email from Nick and all from FT are OK but obviously shaken up. Building heavily damaged.

Re: Another earthquake.

Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:24 am
by JimmyNeutron
Sidewinder wrote:Another of our beta testers just received an email from Nick and all from FT are OK but obviously shaken up. Building heavily damaged.

It is nice to hear this news and I hope that the Firetrust people get things up and running as soon as possible.... my thoughts are with all of you and everyone affected by this earthquake.

Re: Another earthquake.

Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:59 am
by robertec
Saw live NZ TV news here in Sydney yesterday on the devastation in Christchurch CBD. Relieved to hear Firetrust & staff over there are OK.
Our thoughts are with you guys.
Robert