Posted by te2ataria on July 21, 2013
M6.5 earthquake has damaged hundreds of buildings in Wellington: Eyewitness reports
The quake has damaged the parliament building and was felt as far north as Auckland.
There are reports of structural damage to building and power cuts in several Wellington suburbs. The airport authorities closed the airport temporarily. Train services were halted.
The damaging quake was centred about 30km east of Seddon, where large number of quakes have occurred since Friday.
The following is reproduced from FIRE-EARTH Blog:
Posted by feww on July 21, 2013
Seismicity continues in Cook Strait, New Zealand
Event Time: 2013-07-21 17:09:31 [UTC+12:00 at epicenter]
Location: 41.713°S 174.443°E
Depth: 14.0km (8.7mi)
- 46km (29mi) ESE of Blenheim, New Zealand
- 54km (34mi) SSW of Wellington, New Zealand
Cook Strait Earthquake Cluster Map. Source: Geonet NZ.
The first significant shock in the cluster, a magnitude 5.7, struck Friday morning local time, followed by a magnitude 5.8 Sunday morning.
A Warning to Visitors to New Zealand:
Climatological and Geological Warning! The New Zealand region is about to experience significant climatological events and large-scale geological and tectonic activity over an extensive period of time. Would be visitors are advised to stay out of the area for the foreseeable future.
Will a magnitude 9.8 (MW) earthquake centered at 42° 00′ 59″ South, 175° 05′ 07″ East herald the end of New Zealand Islands?
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Posted by te2ataria on July 18, 2013
Sent by a persistent reader:
New Zealand clocks up yet another [one more] gang rape
Woman abducted and assaulted in Waitara
By: Jacqui Stanford, | Latest Crime News | Thursday July 18 2013 14:57
An 18-year-old woman has been abducted and sexually assaulted by up to five men in the Taranaki town of Waitara.
She was taken from outside a house on Cracroft Street and put into a dark-coloured, large station wagon between three and 3:30 this morning.
The teenager was driven towards Waitara beach and was sexually assaulted before she managed to escape.
She ran to a nearby house, and locals drove her home before police were called.
Detective Sergeant Gerard Bouterey says police need to hear from anyone who may have seen the vehicle, as well as the Good Samaritans who took her home.
He says while it appears to have been random incident, the community needs to remain vigilant and keep its eyes peeled for any suspicious activity.
1080? Nick Smith says let’s have more of it !
In fact, the only thing more prolific and ubiquitous than gang rape and murder [“unsuspicious death”] in New Zealand is the use of 1080.
“Conservation minister Nick Smith has thrown his weight behind calls to expand the use of 1080 to more of the conservation estate, saying he expects a report from the conservation department in a matter of weeks,” according to a report.
“Each year around 3500 tonnes of the pellets are dumped in around one million hectares of conservation land and Smith says he is backing the calls to increase that programme.”
“I am totally satisfied that 1080 is the most effective tool that we have to be able to ensure survival of many of New Zealand’s iconic native species,” Smith said.
“The message from the commissioner is we can do more, I think she’s right and that is what I’m getting the department to explore.”
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