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Title: Earthquakes, floods, other signs of earth changes - Australia NZ and region
Post by: Yowbarb on May 18, 2010, 06:28:22 AM
A few hours ago another quake near South Pole 5.1 and I posted it there.
http://planetxtownhall.com/index.php?topic=557.0 (http://planetxtownhall.com/index.php?topic=557.0)
Gaia's Growing Pains >
Earthquakes On Or Near The Poles
This quake was south of Australia.
- Yowbarb
Title: Re: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, other news Australia and surrounding area
Post by: Yowbarb on November 13, 2010, 08:23:49 AM
There will be a few messages here about recent quakes in Australia and New Zealand/surrounding
area.
Will post some, whether they are huge quakes or not - since they could be a sign of increasing
activity in the area.  http://www.platetectonics.com/oceanfloors/australian.asp 
Below is one quake from about three hours ago.
- Yowbarb...

Magnitude 4.7  SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
Date-Time Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 12:34:05 UTC
Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 01:34:05 AM at epicenter
Location 43.566°S, 172.445°E
Depth 5.3 km (3.3 miles) set by location program
Distances 20 km (10 miles) W of Christchurch, New Zealand
215 km (135 miles) SSE of Westport, New Zealand
300 km (185 miles) NNE of Dunedin, New Zealand
315 km (195 miles) SW of WELLINGTON, New Zealand
 
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.php
Title: Re: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, other news Australia and surrounding area
Post by: Yowbarb on December 11, 2010, 05:26:45 AM

Deaths as Australia copes with major flooding   0:54
cansz2472

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Oz6gYW1TRg
Title: Re: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, other news Australia and surrounding area
Post by: Yowbarb on December 30, 2010, 11:31:58 AM
http://www.euronews.net/2010/12/29/australian-floods-look-set-to-get-worse/

Australian floods look set to get worse   0:57  1 View

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5tF3WugJ6E
Title: Re: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, other news Australia and surrounding area
Post by: Ed Douglas on December 30, 2010, 12:31:38 PM
http://poleshift.ning.com/profiles/blogs/7-of-10-arrives
Interesting?  ed
Title: Re: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, other news Australia and surrounding area
Post by: Lori on December 30, 2010, 01:06:50 PM
Its a scary time in Oz land right now. ??? :o
Title: Re: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, other news Australia and surrounding area
Post by: Yowbarb on December 31, 2010, 10:28:52 PM
http://poleshift.ning.com/profiles/blogs/7-of-10-arrives
Interesting?  ed

Ed, yes I hadn't read that page before.

7 of 10 Arrives!

Java began sinking on December 23, 2010, though this was only reported as flooding that refuses to drain. This occurred from one end of the island to the other, and primarily on the southern side of Java, which is being pulled down. By December 25, 2010 the Indo-Australian Plate began lifting on its eastern side. And by December 26, 2010 the Mariana and Philippine plates also began tilting. The buoys from the Philippine Sea to Tasmania show this, irrefutably. Queensland and the Philippine Islands suddenly had monstrous flooding due to the water draining toward the low sides of these tilting plates. Details on these issues are below, in this newsletter. Of course, as the Zetas had stated, the trend would be obvious before the scenarios started to unfold in ernest. This was outlined in Issue 208
http://www.zetatalk.com/newsletr/issue208.htm
of this newsletter on October 24, 2010, as the drumroll could be heard. Lets revisit the Zeta 7 of 10 predictions, and the predicted sequence of events, as they were outlined in Issue 207
http://www.zetatalk.com/newsletr/issue207.htm
of this newsletter on October 17, 2010.

Title: Re: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, other news Australia and surrounding area
Post by: Yowbarb on January 10, 2011, 12:27:05 PM
Ed posted this:

Re: World Weather: Sites, Events, Disasters
« Reply #33 on: Today at 02:20:03 pm »!;
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/01/11/3110095.htm

Toowoomba swamped by deadly 'inland tsunami'
Updated 1 hour 30 minutes ago

PreviousNextSlideshow: Photo 1 of 7
 
A man is rescued from a tree as floodwaters rage in Toowoomba (ABC Rural: Will Ockenden )

Video: Man rescued from Toowoomba flash flooding (ABC News) Video: Toowoomba hit by flash flooding (ABC News) Video: Flood deaths in Toowoomba (7.30 Report) Audio: Queensland's flood crisis spreads south (PM) Related Story: Seven dead as raging torrent swamps Toowoomba Related Story: Residents on edge as floodwaters rise Related Story: Gillard unveils flood assistance Related Story: 1974 comes flooding back as Brisbane on alert Related Link: Cars swept away by floodwaters Related Link: Video: Toowoomba flood aftermath A desperate situation is unfolding in Queensland's south-east, after flash flooding claimed the lives of at least seven people on Monday.

Heavy rain created a deadly torrent of water that swept people off their feet, cars down city streets and houses off their foundations in the Darling Downs city of Toowoomba.

Four deaths have been confirmed, while the ABC understands three others have died.

The raging waters are headed towards Lowood, east of Toowoomba and about 65km from Brisbane, and could affect expected flood levels in Brisbane and at Ipswich.

A severe weather warning has been issued for several parts of the state, and people are being evacuated from homes at Condamine, Chinchilla and Dalby, west of Toowoomba.

[Continues]
...

•Current weather warnings

Bureau Home > Weather and Warnings > Queensland > Queensland Warnings Summary

Queensland Warnings Summary
About Warning Services
Warnings current:
Coastal Wind Warning 1,
Severe Weather Warning 1,
Ocean Wind Warning from Fiji,
Flood Warning - Fitzroy River, http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20765.html
Flood Warning - Burnett River, http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20770.html
Flood Warning - Coastal rivers - Maryborough to Gold Coast,
http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20780.html
Flood Warning - Mary River, http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20790.html
Flood Warning - Sunshine Coast (Noosa etc.), http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20795.html
Flood Warning - Stanley & Brisbane above Wivenhoe Dam:
http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20800.html
Flood Warning - Lockyer, Bremer, Warrill & Brisbane below Wivenhoe:
http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20805.html
Flood Warning - Condamine-Balonne Rivers, http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20825.html
Flood Warning - Macintyre/Weir,   http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20835.html
Flood Warning - Moonie River, http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20840.html
Flood Warning - Thomson/Barcoo/Cooper Ck, http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20860.html
Queensland flood warning summary. http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20885.html
Tropical Cyclone Warnings and Information  (None.) http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/

http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/
Title: Re: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, other news Australia and surrounding area
Post by: Yowbarb on January 13, 2011, 07:17:51 PM
Rescuers search for dozens of people missing in Australia floods
From Hilary Whiteman,
CNN January 13, 2011 9:51 p.m. EST

Brisbane, Australia (CNN) -- Emergency services and Australian military personnel stepped up the search Friday for dozens of people still missing in Queensland as authorities and residents tried to assess the damage caused by the state's worst flooding in decades.

One of the 15 bodies recovered was found 80 kilometers from where the person had been washed away, said Queensland Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson. Some bodies might never be recovered, he said.

Floodwaters that carved a muddy trail of destruction through Brisbane, the state capital, have started to recede, but officials warn the cleanup will take months.

More than 20,000 homes were inundated after the normally subdued Brisbane River turned into a raging torrent as weeks of rain pushed it to more than 4 meters at high tide early Thursday.

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh fought back tears as she described the damage inflicted by the state's "worst natural disaster in our history."

The search was concentrated to the west of Brisbane, near Toowoomba, which was all but submerged when a wall of water tore through the town on Monday.

"There has to be an expectation of further deaths and further bodies. ... We have to steel ourselves for that terrible outcome," said Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith.

Residents in Brisbane were being urged not to enter floodwater because of the risk of illness after sewage plants along the river were inundated.

Sightseers were warned to stay clear of the Brisbane River or risk hampering emergency service operations.

Some 200 people, including members of the Australian Defence Force, Special Emergency Services and police, searched vast tracts of land and swollen waters for 55 people still missing.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard spoke to reporters at Amberley Air Force Base outside Brisbane, where she was preparing to board a plane to tour the area. She said the number of ADF personnel deployed for rescue and cleanup work was being boosted to 1,200. That represents the biggest deployment of ADF personnel for a natural disaster since Cyclone Tracy devastated the northern Australian city of Darwin on Christmas Eve 1974, killing 71 people.

Aerial views of Brisbane showed islands of roofs and treetops jutting from a sea of muddy brown water -- or stranded high-rises jutting starkly from murky river overflow.

The Brisbane River, which slices through the city, peaked Wednesday at 4.6 meters (more than 15 feet), about a meter below predictions and below the level set by the last major flood in 1974.

Officials had predicted a crest at 5.2 meters.

Bligh said 11,900 homes in Brisbane were fully flooded and 14,700 were partially flooded. In addition, about 2,500 businesses were fully inundated and 2,500 more were partially inundated, she said. Many of them will never again be habitable, she said.

"There's a lot of heartache and grief as people start to see, for the first time, what has happened to their homes and their streets," Bligh told ABC News 24. "In some cases, we have street after street where every home has been inundated to the roof level."

Queensland police have arrested 10 people on 18 charges of looting, Atkinson said. Nine of the incidents were in Brisbane and one in Ipswich. If convicted, offenders could face up to 10 years in prison.



How do Brisbane floods compare to 1974?

Australia's economy drowned by floods

Flood-hit area

Satellite view Some 600 members of the Australian Defence Force were helping and more were expected, said Bligh.

She predicted that Brisbane's Central Business District was "largely operational," and will likely be fully operational next week, when power is expected to be restored to 10 office buildings.

The flooding in Brisbane follows flooding elsewhere in the state. Soon after Christmas, water from torrential rains swamped the northern city of Rockhampton, 600 kilometers (370 miles) north of Brisbane, triggering a massive recovery operation to rebuild the town.

Those floodwaters have been sweeping toward the coasts since then. So far, 70 towns and cities in Queensland have been affected by the flood, Bligh said.

Homeowners who had evacuated their properties started returning Thursday to assess the damage. Some rowed out on inflatable boats, surfboards and whatever else they could find. One man was seen walking in the murky water up to his chin.

Mark Grant reached his West End property, in central Brisbane, by kayak.

"I've got a couple of thousand dollars worth of surfboards under the house and we'd left the garage door open to avoid structural damage to the house and I wanted to get them before they floated out to sea," he said after paddling back to higher ground in his street, which was smeared with mud and littered with flood-damaged furniture.

He, his wife and three children abandoned their home on Tuesday evening after the water rose 1 meter inside their garage. By late Thursday, the brown, murky water had risen more than half a meter above the second floor.

The depth of the water surprised him. "We'd been advised by the council that the building height we built at was a meter above the 1974 floods when in fact it's quite a bit below the 1974 floods," he said. "It's only now that we've worked that out."

Farther down the street, Jody Jackson walked down her driveway, where sodden mattresses were piled on a muddy armchair and TV. She and her husband had been staying in the nearby hostel her husband manages, but abandoned it for the main flood evacuation center at the RNA Showgrounds.

They were among more than 1,000 people who slept Wednesday night on inflatable mattresses at the center. Numbers are expected to fall in coming days as people find alternative accommodations.

"We've been coming back and forward just to check" on the hostel, Jackson said. "It's not as bad as we expected."

But many others weren't so lucky. Elsewhere in the city, floodwater rose to rooftops, submerging houses and creating a logistical and financial headache for homeowners waiting for the water to drop so they could check the damage.

CNN's John Raedler contributed to this report.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/01/13/australia.floods/index.html
Title: Re: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, other news Australia and surrounding area
Post by: Lori on January 14, 2011, 06:13:10 AM
 :o :o :-\
Title: Re: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, other news Australia and surrounding area
Post by: Yowbarb on January 14, 2011, 06:40:30 AM
One thing to be thankful for, as you Australian Members already know,
Tropical Cyclone Zelia is moving away from the Australian coast...
- Yowbarb

==========================================================================
http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20065.txt

http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/
Title: Re: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, other news Australia and surrounding area
Post by: Yowbarb on January 14, 2011, 12:30:43 PM
Magnitude 5.0    Region AUCKLAND ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND REGION

Date-Time Friday, January 14, 2011 at 06:48:58 UTC
Friday, January 14, 2011 at 05:48:58 PM at epicenter
Location 49.469°S, 163.908°E
Depth 26.3 km (16.3 miles)
Distances 210 km (130 miles) NW of Auckland Island, New Zealand
475 km (295 miles) SW of Invercargill, New Zealand
1245 km (770 miles) SW of WELLINGTON, New Zealand
1980 km (1230 miles) SSE of CANBERRA, A.C.T., Australia
 
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_big.php
Title: Re: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, other news Australia and surrounding area
Post by: Yowbarb on January 17, 2011, 05:51:56 AM
nzherald

Brisbane facing unprecedented crisis
12:50 PM Monday Jan 17, 2011

Brisbane is facing a homelessness crisis, the premier warns, amid fears bodies could be lying undiscovered in flood-hit parts of the city.

Premier Anna Bligh convened a special cabinet today to formulate a detailed recovery plan for the flood-devastated state.

Brisbane is facing a homelessness crisis, the premier warns, amid fears bodies could be lying undiscovered in flood-hit parts of the city.

Premier Anna Bligh convened a special cabinet today to formulate a detailed recovery plan for the flood-devastated state.

[Story continues]

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10700231
Title: Re: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, other news Australia and surrounding area
Post by: noproblemo2 on January 17, 2011, 05:57:49 AM
Flood Stats
Australian Flood: 20 dead; 14 missing; 2.1 million people live in the 51 areas being labelled as disaster zones; 500,000 sq km area affected by flood; more than 20,000 homes and businesses have been flooded; the estimated cost of rebuilding the worst hit Queensland state alone stood at A$10 billions;
Brazil Flood: 626 dead; at least 14,000 people homeless
South Africa Flood: 40 dead
Philippines Flood: 51 dead; 309,002 families or 1,580,543 individuals have been affected by the flood
Sri Lanka Flood: 40 dead; 390,000 homeless; 3744 houses destroyed; more than 1 million people have been affected; destroyed 21 percent of nation's staple rice crop
Title: Re: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, other news Australia and surrounding area
Post by: Yowbarb on January 17, 2011, 06:04:08 AM
Flood Stats
Australian Flood: 20 dead; 14 missing; 2.1 million people live in the 51 areas being labelled as disaster zones; 500,000 sq km area affected by flood; more than 20,000 homes and businesses have been flooded; the estimated cost of rebuilding the worst hit Queensland state alone stood at A$10 billions;
Brazil Flood: 626 dead; at least 14,000 people homeless
South Africa Flood: 40 dead
Philippines Flood: 51 dead; 309,002 families or 1,580,543 individuals have been affected by the flood
Sri Lanka Flood: 40 dead; 390,000 homeless; 3744 houses destroyed; more than 1 million people have been affected; destroyed 21 percent of nation's staple rice crop

Susan, terrible isn't it? Thanks for the over-all statistics.
This was also posted by susan over in this Topic:  World Weather: Flooding, cyclones and other events
http://planetxtownhall.com/index.php/topic,637.0.html

- Yowbarb
Title: Re: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, other news Australia and surrounding area
Post by: rotorman 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  :)
Title: Re: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, other news Australia and surrounding area
Post by: Yowbarb 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?
yowbarb
Title: Signs of Earth Changes, quakes, Australia NZ and surrounding area
Post by: Yowbarb 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...
- Yowbarb
...

TV NZ
11 minutes ago
http://www.youtube.com/user/TVNewZealand

...

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

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

...............................

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.


Title: Earthquakes, floods, other signs of earth changes - Australia NZ and region
Post by: Yowbarb on February 24, 2011, 06:29:51 AM
NZ

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

Title: Re: Earthquakes, floods, other signs of earth changes - Australia NZ and region
Post by: Yowbarb on April 11, 2011, 09:07:24 AM
About two and a half hours ago a five pointer in NZ,
Posted in Earthquakes Topic also,  YB
===========================================================

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

Title: Re: Earthquakes, floods, other signs of earth changes - Australia NZ and region
Post by: Yowbarb on May 04, 2011, 03:22:56 PM
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

...
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.

...............
Title: Re: Earthquakes, floods, other signs of earth changes - Australia NZ and region
Post by: Lori on May 04, 2011, 04:31:48 PM
I'm umh know how they feel.   :o ???
Title: Re: Earthquakes, floods, other signs of earth changes - Australia NZ and region
Post by: Yowbarb on June 13, 2011, 09:01:53 AM
Big aftershocks in Christchurch.
Brought to our attention by TheSwordOfDemocles, Trusted Member.
-   Yowbarb
 
Re: Earthquakes
« Reply #1164 on: Today at 06:04:09 AM »


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
Continue reading the main story
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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.

Title: Re: Earthquakes, floods, other signs of earth changes - Australia NZ and region
Post by: Yowbarb on June 13, 2011, 09:14:59 AM
ONE News: Update on Christchurch Aftershocks  4:59

TVNewZealand

http://youtu.be/BmPydYwGQ74
Title: Re: Earthquakes, floods, other signs of earth changes - Australia NZ and region
Post by: Jimfarmer on June 24, 2011, 05:45:04 PM
From the Zetatalk newsletter for June 26, 2011, released early, at http://www.zetatalk.com/newsletr/issue247.htm (http://www.zetatalk.com/newsletr/issue247.htm) :

Flooding on east coast of Australia.
[start quote]
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.
(http://www.zetatalk.com/newsletr/image094.jpg)
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.
[end quote]
 
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Title: Re: Earthquakes, floods, other signs of earth changes - Australia NZ and region
Post by: Lori on July 10, 2011, 06:25:22 AM
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Title: Re: Earthquakes, floods, other signs of earth changes - Australia NZ and region
Post by: Mrhappy on July 10, 2011, 11:04:33 AM
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Title: Re: Earthquakes, floods, other signs of earth changes - Australia NZ and region
Post by: Yowbarb 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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Title: Re: Earthquakes, floods, other signs of earth changes - Australia NZ and region
Post by: Nigel Beardsley on June 04, 2012, 09:24:14 AM
Storm Surge - Australia

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.
Title: Re: Earthquakes, floods, other signs of earth changes - Australia NZ and region
Post by: Yowbarb on October 05, 2013, 08:12:20 AM
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Title: Re: Earthquakes, floods, other signs of earth changes - Australia NZ and region
Post by: Yowbarb on May 30, 2016, 03:14:13 PM
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!
...
Huge waterspout sucks up water off Dundee beach in the NT

https://youtu.be/tPmvyS1NzHY

Published on May 30, 2016
Title: Re: Earthquakes, floods, other signs of earth changes - Australia NZ and region
Post by: Yowbarb on November 14, 2016, 12:16:59 AM
Latest Compilation of Damage Across New Zealand | Earthquake & Tsunami Nov 2016

https://youtu.be/WfoSrv7QpTw

Spotlight
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.

Title: Re: Earthquakes, floods, other signs of earth changes - Australia NZ and region
Post by: Yowbarb on November 14, 2016, 12:23:52 AM
Earthquake New Zealand 2016 - Tsunami Hits New Zealand - Wellington Earthquake

https://youtu.be/2N645DpREWM

Published on Nov 13, 2016
New Zealand: 7.8-magnitude quake rocks south, triggers tsunami
Title: Re: Earthquakes, floods, other signs of earth changes - Australia NZ and region
Post by: Yowbarb 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,
Yowbarb
Title: Re: Earthquakes, floods, other signs of earth changes - Australia NZ and region
Post by: Yowbarb 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/
Title: Re: Earthquakes, floods, other signs of earth changes - Australia NZ and region
Post by: Yowbarb on January 01, 2017, 05:37:45 AM
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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Title: Re: Earthquakes, floods, other signs of earth changes - Australia NZ and region
Post by: Yowbarb on March 12, 2018, 02:50:00 AM
http://floodlist.com/australia/floods-north-queensland-march-2018

2 Weeks of Flooding in Queensland
The flooding in North Queensland is the latest in a round of flood events that have affected parts of the state for the last 2 weeks.

In late February at least 11 people had to be rescued from flooded vehicles after flash floods in the Greater Brisbane area.

A few days later, persistent heavy rain caused flooding in the north east of the state, in particular around Townsville, which is just under 100km south of the currently affected areas around Ingham.

By 06 March record rainfall in western and central Queensland had caused rivers to overflow. At least 2 people were rescued by helicopter after flooding near Cloncurry.
Title: Re: Earthquakes, floods, other signs of earth changes - Australia NZ and region
Post by: Yowbarb on March 12, 2018, 02:57:13 AM
https://geology.com/world/australia-satellite-image.shtml