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A Ribbon for Canterbury

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CTV Building

From One News tonight. It’s a miracle anyone emerged alive.

Other damage

Another shot of the CTV building

Sumner

One News Summary, 24th Feb

Quake Graph

There’s a very useful interactive graph of the quakes in Christchurch here.

Update: HP has the PM’s speech.

Update2: Imagine being on this footpath when the quake struck.

*The* Photo of the Quake? #eqnz

To me, this photo from The Herald symbolises so much about this quake.

Like last time, suburbs under water.

But unlike last time, there is smoke rising from the CBD where people are trapped in collapsed buildings.

Same, but different.

Worse.

Update: Yes, the cathedral will most likely become the symbol, but to me, this one speaks a loud message very subtly.

Earthquake Video

Andy has created this video and posted it today.

Remember!

From Civil Defence’s statement.

People in the affected area should:
  • Expect aftershocks. Each time one is felt, drop, cover, and hold on.
  • Check yourself first for injuries and get first aid if necessary before helping injured or trapped persons.
  • Assess your home or workplace for damage. If the building appears unsafe get everyone out. Use the stairs, not an elevator and when outside, watch out for fallen power lines or broken gas lines. Stay out of damaged areas.
  • Look for and extinguish small fires if it is safe to do so. Fire is a significant hazard following earthquakes.
  • Listen to the radio for updated emergency information and instructions.
  • Do not overload phone lines with non-emergency calls.
  • Help people who require special assistance – infants, elderly people, those without transportation, families who may need additional help, people with disabilities, and the people who care for them.

The phone thing is particularly relevant, even outside Christchurch. For some networks (XT in particular) toll calls south of Taupo may well be routed through the affected area, clogging up needed resources.

Also, as I tweeted earlier don’t rubberneck. The ambulance you delay is far more important than you getting your sense of fulfilment.

#EQNZ from the Air

From TV3’s footage.

More Screnshots of #EQNZ from TV3

Pyne Gould Guinness Head Office Before and After

Before…. (from across the river)

…today

Update: Some more photos of the building.

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