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Re: Biggest aftershock for some time
Dec 31, 2010 4:31 PM
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and they are still occurring. The EQC decided that the Boxing Day was a seperate one, so people have 3 months to make another claim.
The City Council still went ahead with the News Years Eve Party in the Cathedral Square though there's been more damage and buildings cordoned off. About 15 thousand attend (No Alcohol area) so I guess it would have been as safe as anywhere else. It's a popular party and they finish off with fireworks of course, which we can here from our place.All went okay, though there was an aftershock about 10.20pm which came like the house jumped.
Some teddies fell of their shelves, but nothing else.It gives you a fright and you kind of wait to see how long the creaking is going on for, but then we seem to relax until the next one. Everyone has their theory about the safest place to be, but you don't really have time as the jolts are instant, and the rolls kind of hold you in one place.
Our badly cracked chimney is still standing (EQC havn't got to us yet ) so maybe it'll be good for a few years yet. So it goes, hopefully there will be an end, though the epicentres keep changing, lately they are in the city. But we all fine
I just had to add, We another 4.4mag about 15 minutes after I got off here. 2 rocks and a long roll, (Elvis would be proud. ) hope that's it for today. House rattled as well, and the man shot down the hall to check I was feeling and hearing it . Sounds silly, but as we can't do anything this has become a habit
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