Christchurch, New Zealand Not Exactly Protected from "Acts of God"

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The religious type would think a place named "Christchurch" would be a little more protected from anything not covered via an "Acts of God" insurance clause. But, uh, not so much.

Christchurch, New Zealand....which is here:

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Woke up this morning (or tomorrow morning, there...which is crazy) to a slight disturbance. Like a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, and a 5.7 aftershock 20 minutes later. What does a 7.0 earthquake feel like?

Via CNN, likely absolutely fucking terrifying:

  • Like "a freight train running through the house."
  • It turned one guy's house "upside down, with crockery breaking."
  • Guy at an airport: "The entire terminal started shaking," he said
  • Holiday Inn manager: "Big cracks in the walls. It was a big big long jolt, and the building moved a lot," he said.

And now you know.

[fkamer@villagevoice.com]


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