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    It's been a shaky Sunday- approx 6 quakes today and just had a massive 6.5 shaker.
    I have no clue what Grok would do but I'm thinking about a big glass of wine and a cry. Waiting for the aftershocks is horrible.

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    GeoNet - Quakes

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    • #3
      it doesn't bother me. I find them really enjoyable.

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      • #4
        Hi Heather, please don't cry. You have come through them so far, it's just something that happens. Enjoyable might be overstating it for most of us though

        Little anecdote: My daughter's first day at playcentre coincided with earthquake drill. It was the highlight of her morning as she reported to Daddy later "We played Earthquake!"

        Peace. Hope you sleep well.
        Annie Ups the Ante
        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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        • #5
          No quakes in Auckland, sorry for what you're going through Heather.

          Have that glass of wine, whatever makes you feel better.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Traveller View Post
            No quakes in Auckland, sorry for what you're going through Heather.

            Have that glass of wine, whatever makes you feel better.
            I am out of red wine! UGH. Found a pinot gris though, and into I'm all over that like white on rice.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Annieh View Post
              Hi Heather, please don't cry. You have come through them so far, it's just something that happens. Enjoyable might be overstating it for most of us though
              Little anecdote: My daughter's first day at playcentre coincided with earthquake drill. It was the highlight of her morning as she reported to Daddy later "We played Earthquake!"
              Peace. Hope you sleep well.
              Thanks so much Annie! It's been a big old year, so my nerves are probably more frayed than usual... I'm glad your daughter had fun though, that's cute. We have all the emergency stuff at hand so there's nothing more we can do.
              Hugs x

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              • #8
                Originally posted by zoebird View Post
                it doesn't bother me. I find them really enjoyable.
                I'm glad that you're OK, zoebird. You're tougher than me!

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                • #9
                  Hi Heather, hang in there. i guess work out how safe where you are is and either stay put or run for the hills. maybe make sure you go fill your car with gas in case you need to get away. i dont scare easily but i really didnt enjoy the one we felt down here that killed all the people up in Chch. it's not a matter of toughness either as my kids were 7k up the road at school and it started shaking slowly here and kept going for a fair while. it was only mild in the end but you dont know till it stops. did you see the croods btw? i took the kids to see if a while back. they had an earthquake and it was what got them out of their cave.

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                  • #10
                    [[hugs]] Heather. They scare me also. When I lived in CA, a big one would reduce me to tears. Drinking is good in this instance.
                    "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                    B*tch-lite

                    Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by seaweed View Post
                      Hi Heather, hang in there. i guess work out how safe where you are is and either stay put or run for the hills. maybe make sure you go fill your car with gas in case you need to get away. i dont scare easily but i really didnt enjoy the one we felt down here that killed all the people up in Chch. it's not a matter of toughness either as my kids were 7k up the road at school and it started shaking slowly here and kept going for a fair while. it was only mild in the end but you dont know till it stops. did you see the croods btw? i took the kids to see if a while back. they had an earthquake and it was what got them out of their cave.
                      Heya seaweed- yes, all safe just shaken- 34 aftershocks overnight! We are safe here- the house is built on stilts so it moves a lot but that is a good thing for quakes, apparently (logic seems to bugger off when it's rolling!)
                      Yes- the ChCh one was terrible and honestly, 24hrs of this and I can't fathom how everyone hung in there for so long.

                      I didnt see The Croods, but I might go for Monsters Uni for some distraction later this week

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                      • #12
                        well, there were lots and lots of them all night, and teeny little aftershocks rolling in every 5 minutes. It mostly feels like a vibration through the body.

                        We made our go-bags, and DS was *so* cute about it all when we got up this morning. We packed his go back with his favorite books, his lego (his favorite toy), and his wooden sword (other favorite toy). I knew this is what would help him, so that's what we packed. THen we sorted everything else (our normal work bags, which carry everything we need), sorted our clothes to go, and went ot bed.

                        Around 3 am, there were several larger quakes that we could really feel (woke us), but i cannot get the stats from GEONEt and it's driving me nuts. Where is page 2 darn it! LOL

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by zoebird View Post
                          DS was *so* cute about it all when we got up this morning. We packed his go back with his favorite books, his lego (his favorite toy), and his wooden sword (other favorite toy). I knew this is what would help him, so that's what we packed.
                          That is too sweet! I hope he's OK with it all
                          Most of my mate's kids have been pretty chilled with it all, thankfully! Mostly b/c they're too little to understand.

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                          • #14
                            I heard tell of a little one born shortly after the Christchurch quake. For him, earthquakes became the norm. Crazy. Like African children born who have never seen rain because they were born during a drought.
                            Annie Ups the Ante
                            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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                            • #15
                              Things were pretty shaky in Golden Bay but have not felt the aftershocks here. Was just about to pour wine when it started.
                              Go sell crazy somewhere else.........we're all stocked up here.

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