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Re: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, other news Australia and surrounding area
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2011, 01:51:04 AM »
aww i had a great view of sunrise today ,first clear view in a looooong time and nothing to report ,just the sun  :( :( Brisbane is slowly regaining ,will take a long time i guess,for me its an opportunity to contribute and get Brissie back on track  :)

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Re: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, other news Australia and surrounding area
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2011, 09:38:18 PM »
aww i had a great view of sunrise today ,first clear view in a looooong time and nothing to report ,just the sun  :( :( Brisbane is slowly regaining ,will take a long time i guess,for me its an opportunity to contribute and get Brissie back on track  :)

That is a good thing, to help with the recovery effort...
now there will be a recovery in Queensland too.
Any news from the ground there?
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Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, Australia NZ and surrounding area
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2011, 12:19:38 PM »
Belatedly posting here about the terrible New Zealand quake. Christchurch.
Sorry would have posted sooner... something not hooked up right on computer...

First, the 6.3 which hit Christchurch several hours ago. Then,  a video of the 7 pointer from a few months
ago, which weakened the area.
The latest quake was worse, perhaps than it normally would have been...
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TV NZ
11 minutes ago
http://www.youtube.com/user/TVNewZealand

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Massive Quake Rocks New Zealand  1:17   83,549 Views

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q7hzKcON8k&feature=fvst

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Christchurch Quake: Multiple Deaths Confirmed

From: TVNewZealand | February 21, 2011  | 11,514 views

FULL COVERAGE: http://tvnz.co.nz/news -

Prime Minister John Key says at least 65 people have died following the 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch this afternoon.


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Earthquakes, floods, other signs of earth changes - Australia NZ and region
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2011, 06:29:51 AM »
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Wednesday February 23 2011, 20:44:30 UTC 17 hours ago South Island of New Zealand  4.3 5.0
Detail:  http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/map_detail.php?id=95165


Detail:  http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/map_detail.php?id=95166


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About two and a half hours ago a five pointer in NZ,
Posted in Earthquakes Topic also,  YB
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http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_big.php

Magnitude      5.0
Date-Time      Monday, April 11, 2011 at 13:33:42 UTC
                     Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 01:33:42 AM at epicenter
 
Location         29.601°S, 177.357°W

Depth             37.7 km (23.4 miles)

Region           KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND



Distances        54 km (33 miles) ESE of Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands
                      266 km (165 miles) NE of L'Esperance Rock, Kermadec Islands
                      944 km (586 miles) SSW of NUKU`ALOFA, Tonga
                     1103 km (685 miles) NE of Auckland, New Zealand


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Admnistrator Ed Douglas let us know something on the Blogtalk program yesterday: There was a tornado in New Zealand! Posting the whole article in the New Zealand topic, the Australia Board. YB 

VIDEO on page:           Freak Tornado in Auckland 
RAW VIDEO on page:        Tornado in Albany

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Tornado strikes New Zealand
Yahoo!7, Yahoo!Xtra and AAP
May 3, 2011, 5:45 pm
 
http://au.news.yahoo.com/queensland/a/-/mp/9304122/tornado-strikes-new-zealand/

Update 5:43pm AEST:

New Zealand police say they can only confirm one person is dead after a destructive tornado swept across Auckland's northern suburbs on Tuesday.

Earlier New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said he had been told by the Police Commissioner two people had died and other unconfirmed reports put the number at three.

Police later revised the figure down and said they believed only one person had died.

Police say the terrifying twister swept through the north suburbs of New Zealand's biggest city about 3pm (1pm AEST) on Tuesday, travelling at speeds of over 200 kilometres per hour.

About 20 people were being treated at the scene and nearby North Shore Hospital. Three were believed to be in critical condition.

According to reports, the "mass of black clouds" tossed aside cars in its path and sent shoppers running.

Police have confirmed there are "numerous injuries" caused by the tornado.

Emergency services say the tornado followed a straight line south from Albany before dying out near Pt Chevalier to the west of Auckland Central.

It has been reported on weatherwatch.co.nz that the tornado would have had an average wind speed of 200km/hr.

Its head weather analyst Philip Duncan says that damage is consistent with wind speeds of between 180 and 200km/hr.

An eye-witness in Albany described the tornado as sounding like rolling thunder. They saw the tornado heading south towards the Harbour Bridge and could see debris being flung everywhere in its wake.
Martin Sibrits, of Rebel Sports, told Fairfax New Zealand the tornado was "simply unbelievable".

"It was huge. I could see pieces of iron flying through the air, 100 metres up," he said.

He said the neighbouring Placemakers hardware store had taken the biggest hit.

"That place is looking like a bomb site."

From his window he could see many cars in the parking lot had been damaged and several injured people were seeking help.

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Big aftershocks in Christchurch.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13745359
13 June 2011 Last updated at 05:38 ET
New Zealand quake: Christchurch hit by aftershocks
 The quakes caused significant damage, but there were no reports of serious injuries
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A series of earthquakes has hit the New Zealand city of Christchurch, almost four months after a tremor devastated the area and killed 181 people.
The latest quakes struck just miles from the city, and left about 50,000 people without power.
The most powerful tremor, measured at magnitude 6.0, caused the evacuation of shopping centres, office blocks and Christchurch airport.
The city's mayor Bob Parker warned that more tremors were likely.
"It will be a restless night. It's pretty realistic to expect overnight we will have some more aftershocks," he said.
With temperatures just above freezing overnight, Mr Parker told many Christchurch residents to prepare for a night without power.
"If you don't have power and don't have water at the moment, assume you won't have them overnight," he said.
The BBC's Nick Bryant says the city's quake-weary residents are at their wit's end, and dozens more families have decided to leave for good.
Since the earthquake in February, 50,000 residents have relocated elsewhere in New Zealand and Australia.
"We can't bring up our kids in an atmosphere where they're frightened to go home, to go out to be with their friends," one Christchurch resident told the BBC.
 
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John Key: "It's another blow to the Christchurch residents, who have already endured so much"
Education officials say many schools will be closed on Tuesday, and the police are warning people to stay off the roads while officials check that they are safe.
Prime Minister John Key said the tremors would not weaken the country's resolve to rebuild the city.
"The people of Christchurch should know that all New Zealanders are thinking of them and will continue to support and stand by them at this very difficult time," he said.
Several buildings collapsed in the latest quakes, and Christchurch Cathedral, badly damaged by February's tremor, lost more of its masonry.
Meanwhile, an inquiry into the collapse of one of the buildings destroyed by the devastating 22 February earthquake opened on Monday.
The inquiry was briefly evacuated during the latest quakes.
About 10,000 houses and nearly 1,000 commercial buildings will have to be demolished as a result of the February quake.
Recovery and reconstruction costs are expected to total at least NZ$15bn ($11bn; £7bn).
Are you in Christchurch? Have you been affected by the quake? You can send us your experiences using the form below.
Send your pictures and videos to yourpics@bbc.co.uk or text them to 61124 (UK) or +44 7725 100 100 (International). If you have a large file you can upload here.


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ONE News: Update on Christchurch Aftershocks  4:59

TVNewZealand

http://youtu.be/BmPydYwGQ74

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From the Zetatalk newsletter for June 26, 2011, released early, at http://www.zetatalk.com/newsletr/issue247.htm :

Flooding on east coast of Australia.
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Then a repeat of the flooding experienced last January along the east coast of Australia occurred. Once again, all the flooding was along the coastline, a backwash up the rivers. Most revealing were comments from a nursery owner in Port Macquarie about the sea water that had invaded his nursery. This did not come from rain.

Looters Harvest Flood-Hit Nursery
June 17, 2011
http://www.portnews.com.au/news/local/news/general/looters-harvest
    The owner of Living Herbs and Cottage Plants has lost stock to something more sinister. 60 plants were stolen from his property. His remaining plants would survive the soaking if the salinity level stayed low. The water that was covering his property was mostly fresh water which meant his array of plants would most probably survive. But, if too much salt water found its way to the stock, he could lose it all. Plants can't handle the saltwater.
     
NSW Floods Force 1500 to Evacuate
June 15, 2011
http://www.3news.co.nz/NSW-floods-force-1500-to-evacuate/tabid/417/
    Residents of Kempsey are bracing themselves for a major flood in the mid-northern coastal town. Motorists have been urged to avoid coastal highways in the area.
     
Anxious Wait for Flood-Hit Northern NSW
June 15, 2011
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/06/15/3244353.htm?section=justin
    The SES is warning motorists to drive carefully and avoid floodwaters with the Pacific Highway flooded at Macksville, Corindi and Kempsey.
     
SES Warn of NSW Flash Fooding
June 16, 2011
http://www.skynews.com.au/eco/article.aspx?id=626027&vId=
    The Pacific Highway has been cut off between Port Macquarie and Clybucca on the mid north coast after widespread flooding and State Emergency Services minister Michael Gallacher has declared the areas of Clarence Valley, Upper Hunter, Bellingen Shire and Kempsey natural disaster zones.
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Re: Earthquakes, floods, other signs of earth changes - Australia NZ and region
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2012, 12:57:59 PM »
http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/04/world/asia/australia-floods/index.html?hpt=wo_c2

Thousands stranded by floods in eastern Australia
 
By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 6:39 AM EST, Sat February 4, 2012

(CNN) -- Heavy rains left thousands stranded in eastern Australia on Saturday as authorities warned of more flooding and urged several communities to flee to higher ground.
 
About 16,500 people are isolated because of flooding in New South Wales, with evacuation orders in place for several communities, the New South Wales Emergency Services said.
 
In the neighboring state of Queensland, authorities issued flood warnings for three towns, Surat, Roma and Mitchell, and warned residents living downstream of rivers to move to higher ground.
 
Residents of the southwestern Queensland town of Charleville are hoping that its protective levees will hold back the rising waters.
 
Emergency officials ordered evacuations early Saturday as they warned that the river was expected to top the levee banks within 12 hours.
 
Food and medical supplies have been flown to isolated communities elsewhere in Queensland.
 
In New South Wales, officials issued natural disaster declarations for several areas.
 
Flood waters have started to recede around North Moree after five days of major flooding, the New South Wales Emergency Services said, but many of the town's streets remain closed.
 
Aerial assessments show some 300 homes and businesses have been inundated -- making it the worst flooding in nearly 60 years, CNN affiliate Seven Network reported.
 
The State Emergency Service carried out 18 flood rescues from Friday to Saturday, Seven Network reported, including half a dozen people stuck on a shed roof near Moree with snakes swimming underneath them.
 
The airline Qantas put on a special flight to Moree on Saturday with supplies of fresh food and milk, the network added.
 
Major flooding has also affected communities along the Namoi River, leading to the rescue of at least one person trapped in a vehicle on a flooded bridge.
 
The town of Wee Waa is cut off, with all roads made impassable by flood water and the local airport also out of action, the New South Wales Emergency Services said. Major flooding is expected to continue there until the middle of next week.
 
Other communities affected by the Namoi River include Boggoabri, Narrabri Bugilbone and Goangra, with flood waters closing roads and inundating some rural properties..
 
Emergency officials urged people not to walk, ride or drive through flood waters, as this is the main cause of death and injury during floods.
 
PHOTO: An aerial view of flood affected streets on February 3, 2012 in Moree, Australia CNN
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Near-record water levels are expected along the NSW coast, as damaging winds join with huge tides. South Eastern NSW is expected to be battered by high winds and large waves from tonight, emergency services warn. A rapidly moving low pressure system is to blame for the severe weather, which will affect the coast from Batemans Bay to Port Macquarie, including Sydney Harbour and the Cooks River. State Emergency Services Commissioner Murray Kear says residents should prepare now. "The main issue is those strong winds, 100km/h - that's going to cause some damage certainly to trees and some buildings tomorrow," Commissioner Kear told 702 Drive with Annabel Crabb. "We might also on top of that, also experience the highest tide recorded, on record. "They are already seeing a 20cm height difference in the tides already, so tomorrow on top of what will already be a high tide and five to seven-metre waves expected along that coast, as the east coast low moves up the coast."rnrnThe coast will also be inundated with heavy rain, measuring up to 70mm in areas, but this wasn't of huge concern, he says. "It really is the wind, the waves, the tide in those low lying coastal areas that will be most impacted," he says. The winds are expected to pick up from midnight in the far south areas, and will batter the coast for 24 hours. The BOM has issued a severe weather warning, saying the damaging winds, combined with spring tides, will likely produce near-record water levels along the coast. "The main focus of concern are the low lying areas between Batemans Bay and Port Macquarie, including Sydney Harbour and the Cooks River," the BOM warning says. "During such high tides, low lying areas along the coast, as well as coastal creeks and rivers, can experience flooding." BOM's regional director Barry Hanstrum says the low pressure system will move rapidly northwards, and reach the Hunter region by Tuesday evening. Beach conditions will be dangerous and people should stay well away from the surf, the bureau says. The State Emergency Service (SES) warns that people should move their vehicles under cover, or away from trees; secure loose items around the house and keep clear of fallen power lines. Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.

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