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Global Moderator Jimfarmer posted about this, included in his Topic, Daily News, 2016 Daily Headlines, MSM & NON-MSM Reportings - Jimfarmer 

Notice at the bottom of the huge waterspout, where the ocean water is being drawn up into the waterspout!
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Huge waterspout sucks up water off Dundee beach in the NT

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Re: Earthquakes, floods, other signs of earth changes - Australia NZ and region
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2016, 12:16:59 AM »
Latest Compilation of Damage Across New Zealand | Earthquake & Tsunami Nov 2016

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Published on Nov 13, 2016
'Destructive' tsunami waves hit New Zealand's South Island after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes with aftershocks still coming A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck near Christchurch in New Zealand around midnight on Sunday The NZ Government said the earthquake was felt throughout the country and aftershocks followed A two-metre high tsunami hit the east coast of South Island, people told to head for higher ground The touring Pakistan cricket team were in the middle of prayers and forced to evacuate their hotel in Nelson String of casualties including at least one death from quake-related heart attack in North Christchurch

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake centred north of Christchurch has jolted New Zealand and triggered a tsunami, possibly three to five metres high.

The severe quake, located 15 km north-east of Culverden on South Island, struck just after midnight on Sunday and was felt throughout the country, along with several powerful aftershocks.

The first wave of the tsunami arrived at Kaikoura just before 2am on Monday local time, according to the NZ Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management.

The Civil Defence has warned 'destructive waves' will continue and people on the country's east coast have been ordered to move to high ground.

There have been reports of a string of casualties including at least one quake-related heart attack in North Christchurch.

'We know this is scary. We are with you, New Zealand. Please look after each,' NZ Government's GeoNet posted on Twitter.

In several cities guests were forced to evacuate hotels when the quake hit, including Nelson, about 200 kilometres from the quake centre where the touring Pakistan cricket team are staying.

'Some of the boys were in prayer, some were watching the India-England Test on TV when we felt the windows shake,' team manager Wasim Bari told ESPNcricinfo.

'The whole room began to shake. We were on the sixth and seventh floor, and evacuated immediately.'

Marie Black, a local councillor who lives about 50 kilometres north of Christchurch, told the New Zealand Herald there were reports of damage to buildings in the North Canterbury region.

'It was a significant shake, I have felt several aftershocks and it is very unnerving,' she said.

Sirens have been heard along the coast, warning people to evacuate, and the Civil Defence has reported some power cuts.

Evacuees have posted images on social media of long traffic jams leading to Mount Victoria in Wellington and ferries hurriedly moving away from the shore line.

Aftershocks ranging from a 3 to 5.5 in magnitude were still being felt more than two hours after the initial quake.

The 7.4 Christchurch earthquake is larger than the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that destroyed the city and killed 185 people in 2011.

New Zealanders have taken to social media to share pictures of the damage the earthquake caused.

Fallen photo frames and mirrors can be seen shattered on the ground.

Furniture looks like it has been tossed across the room.

Items at a grocery store have fallen off of the shelves and exploded on the ground.

Hannah Gin had just sat down in her living room to watch a replay of this weekend's All Blacks versus Italy rugby match when her house started shaking. Upstairs, her mother let out a scream.

Miss Gin, a 24-year-old lifelong Christchurch resident, is accustomed to quakes, so she said she sat calmly and waited, figuring the rumbling would stop in a few seconds. Instead, the shaking just went on and on - for at least three minutes, according to the clock on her phone, she said by phone.

The quake was far less violent than the one that struck her city in 2011, Miss Gin said, adding that there was no jarring up and down or side to side, just a long, rolling sensation. But it went on for much longer than the typical quakes that strike the area, she said.

'I could hear the sliding door sliding back and forth and we've got washing hanging up and I could see the washing moving,' Miss Gin said. 'It just kept going and going.'

One person posted a photo of bricks from a chimney crumbled next to their home and another posted an image of a book shelf, which had fallen onto a bed.

'Our chimney thought it would introduce itself to the neighbours,' the man said.

Multiple buildings were evacuated, including hotels and the Christchurch airport terminal, according to passengers.

Patson Nthali posted a video on Facebook of his home continuing to shake after the earthquake ended.

'Still shaken up a little bit, yep, we're still shaken up, so joys of being in new Zealand, you get to have earthquakes,' Mr Nthali said, noting it was the first time he had experienced an earthquake.


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Re: Earthquakes, floods, other signs of earth changes - Australia NZ and region
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2016, 12:23:52 AM »
Earthquake New Zealand 2016 - Tsunami Hits New Zealand - Wellington Earthquake

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Published on Nov 13, 2016
New Zealand: 7.8-magnitude quake rocks south, triggers tsunami

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Re: Earthquakes, floods, other signs of earth changes - Australia NZ and region
« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2016, 12:37:14 AM »
Kyirrie, I suppose you have heard a lot about the big quake in NZ...
Did it affect anyone you know?
Scary stuff...especially that massive landslide, the tsunami...
Take Care, you too, rotorman,
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Re: Earthquakes, floods, other signs of earth changes - Australia NZ and region
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2016, 12:55:07 AM »
Lots of aftershocks, and quakes in general, may not all be related to the big 7.8 from several hours ago...

http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/

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from the Daily Mail UK

Severe earthquake hits New Zealand shaking the capital just weeks after massive quake ripped through the country

By Lucy Mae Beers For Daily Mail Australia
PUBLISHED: 22:20 EST, 28 December 2016 | UPDATED: 08:41 EST, 29 December 2016

A severe earthquake with a 5.5 magnitude has struck central New Zealand
Comes weeks after two quakes rocked the country and left widespread damage
7,000 people reported feeling the ground tremble beneath them near Seddon
Some felt the quake from as far as Christchurch, almost 500 kilometres away

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