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13 June 2011 @ 03:35 pm
That'll teach me to complain about not being affected. There was a 6.0 after the 5.5. I was in the living room with Leah and things started falling down. The whole house swayed and so I dove under the door with Leah to cling until it stopped. There is dripping in the roof, but I think that stopped too. So our hot water tank must have sloshed some more water out of it. The kittens are fine, though Ariadne won't come out from under my bed.

City council staff at the Art Gallery's civil defence headquarters said the 2.20pm aftershock was "very very significant" and a number of buildings had collapsed in the red zone.

Emergency teams confirmed the leaning Hotel Grand Chancellor had tipped further over.

The Art Centre's historic clock tower has lost its clockface. It has shattered and fallen to the ground.

And there's yet more photos. Like this one.

Enough of this.

EDIT: Key said to demonstrate the significance of today's quakes, the magnitude six quake this afternoon registered an eight on the Mercalli scale which measures the intensity of earth quakes. By comparison the February 22 earthquake was a nine.

Not surprised. That one today did feel as horrible as that one in February.

EDIT 2: "This size of events is likely to produce its own aftershock sequence, therefore rejuvenating aftershock activity at least in the short term."

OH GOOD. Again not surprised. But *sigh*
Current Mood: crappyShattered
that's a bingo!: LAURIE ✘ don't make me laugh.thundersocks on June 13th, 2011 05:10 am (UTC)
... D: Holy shit.
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Amanda Palmer~They way they fallartemisofluna on June 13th, 2011 05:13 am (UTC)
Apparently we lost another 50 buildings in our city centre and our water is off and it's all so severely fucked up. Again.
that's a bingo!: CHRISTINA ✘ it's hot in here isn't it?thundersocks on June 13th, 2011 05:14 am (UTC)
What, what ;dslfjahdl;j that is craziness, I'm so sorry.
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Black Books Stress Managementartemisofluna on June 13th, 2011 05:20 am (UTC)
It just feels so familiar, going back into that conserving water, using emergency supplies for the third time in a year thing. Exhausting.
that's a bingo!: CHARLOTTE ✘ whatever.thundersocks on June 13th, 2011 02:16 pm (UTC)
All the best, darling. Hang in there. ♥♥
ele_eternalele_eternal on June 13th, 2011 10:11 am (UTC)
Thinking of you and sending much love!
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Melbourne~Saint Patrick's Cathedralartemisofluna on June 13th, 2011 10:35 am (UTC)
Much love back!
♟ a king has his reign and then he diesshatters on June 13th, 2011 11:22 am (UTC)
♥ Take care!
Arklanarklan on June 13th, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
much with the hugging!
hysteria74: Sam - Brokenhysteria74 on June 13th, 2011 09:29 pm (UTC)
God I have been thinking of you all today. I couldn't believe it when I heard the news. It all has to stop now!

*huge hugs*