Tag Archives: Christchurch earthquake

Large Hadron Collider = Earthquakes?????

Call me cynical but guess what they cranked up again, days before the Christchurch and Japanese earthquakes? Hmm, if you said the Large Hadron Collider you’d be right. At the beginning of March, following a 10 week winter shutdown, the scientists  in Switzerland restarted  the particle smashing machine (aka big bang theory machine) deep in a ring shaped tunnel under the Swiss mountains. As I recall when this happened last year we had the Haiti and Chile earthquakes. Coincidence? I think not!

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Big Shout Out To NZSki

Remember “Rocky”, the 30 tonne boulder for sale in the New Zealand Trade Me? You know, the one that rolled down the hill during the Christchurch earthquake and ended up in the lounge room of Phil Johnson’s house. Yeah, well it sold for $60,000. Yes, you heard me,  60,000 buckaroos! At one stage NZSki‘s bid was removed because they thought it was a hoax but it wasn’t. They are now planning to haul the big old rock to Mt Hutt and put on display at their car park. Hmm, and someone is even knitting a hat for it. Bravo guys.

Psst All the money is going to the Christchurch Earthquake appeal.

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Christchurch Earthquake Leaves A City Devastated

Breaking News – Another earthquake has shaken Christchurch in New Zealand. The 6.3 magnitude hit at around 1pm causing severe damage. There are reports that there are multiple fatalities with many trapped under collapsed buildings. Two buses are believed to have been crushed and aftershocks are making it difficult for rescue workers to get to the trapped. The city has run out of ambulances and other cities are currently clearing hospitals to accommodate the injured. Thoughts and prays go out to all in Christchurch.

UPDATE : 65 people confirmed dead and rising.

Psst If you have family and friends in the area, the government has requested you  TEXT not ring them. Over 80% of telecommunications are down.


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