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    Quote Originally Posted by AW Admin View Post


    I know that one—the 1994 quake collapsed all but one book case (a folding bookcase didn't budge!), and the wine rack which was, like most of the cases, properly secured to studs, pulled of the plaster and fell over, smashing most of the wine bottles.

    There were so many books on the floor in the study that we had to take the door off the hinges to get inside.

    The single bottle of Scotch survived unharmed. This was probably meant as a sign that I should learn to like Scotch.
    Thankful I've never had to experience an earthquake, but would highly recommend learning about scotches, especially the single malts.

    Fair warning - the good ones are NOT cheap, but they ARE quite delicious

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBJason View Post
    Thankful I've never had to experience an earthquake, but would highly recommend learning about scotches, especially the single malts.

    Fair warning - the good ones are NOT cheap, but they ARE quite delicious
    Duly noted.
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    I'm delighted to hear our Kiwi's made it through this.

    We're not missing anyone, are we?
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    Thanks, everyone, for caring about us over here. For me, today's earthquakes were nothing compared to the ones six years ago, but I was just watching the news and had tears in my eyes watching the people who have been affected. Reminded me how frightened I felt after the Christchurch quakes and how I just wanted someone to come and help us. It's a hard thing to describe. Feeling for the people who live at the epicenter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaeZe View Post
    I thought this was cute from your blog:

    As for the doorway, that's not the best choice according to our USGS unless you live in an older unreinforced masonry house.

    FICTION: During an earthquake you should head for the doorway.


    Last bigger quake I was in, I ran outside against this advice. I do not want to be buried in a collapsed building. I guess it will depend on how close I am to the door the next time.
    Running outside is a really bad idea in lots of older buildings - in the 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, a lot of people were killed by falling building facades when doing just that, especially 19th century masonry buildings. They fell outwards.

    And I can attest to the doorway being a bad idea; in a previous big quake I got into the frame of a (luckily lightweight) sliding door then had it smack me in the ribs repeatedly for a minute. This time I huddled on the floor next to the bed, which was just fine...
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    NZ, I'm still coming over in about two weeks! I FORBID you from sinking beneath the waves before then.
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    Hi

    I'm Jo and I'm a Skiwi (a Scottish Kiwi). Living in Auckland and almost finished writing my first novel.

    Really hoping that the shaking soon stops for all those down south.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoMcC View Post
    I'm Jo and I'm a Skiwi (a Scottish Kiwi). Living in Auckland and almost finished writing my first novel.

    Really hoping that the shaking soon stops for all those down south.
    Hi, Jo! I hope so too. All the best with your novel.
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    I'm over here now, and I felt that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albedo View Post
    I'm over here now, and I felt that one.
    You've only been there a few days and already the NZ PM has stepped down.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    You've only been there a few days and already the NZ PM has stepped down.
    Maybe we should crowdfund to send Albedo to America next January?
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    Quote Originally Posted by be frank View Post
    Maybe we should crowdfund to send Albedo to America next January?
    We need an AW version of Fry saying "Shut up and take my money".


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    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    You've only been there a few days and already the NZ PM has stepped down.
    You laugh, but I actually went on a tour of the parliament this morning. :O I'm a little bit scared of my own powers.

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    Another Pom from Auckland, only seven years under my belt, so I'm probably an edge case. But our kids say pin when they want a pen, does that get me in?

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    Well they are either Kiwis, or from Missouri....
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    A kiwi is an Australian, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelehjr View Post
    A kiwi is an Australian, right?
    Oh good grief. No.

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    In as much as a Yank is a Canuck, sure.
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    The Kiwis are the nice ones.

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