30 years…are you serious?

GNS scientists today released information that they believe that aftershocks could go on for 3 decades in Christchurch!

From TVNZ.co.nz

GNS Science seismologist Kelvin Berryman told ONE News that magnitude three aftershocks are likely to go on for a “number of years”, and that magnitude one and two aftershocks “could go for 30 years”.

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Chief Executive Roger Sutton said people should not be alarmed by the predictions.

Not to speak out of turn, when a Dorklander of all people shouldn’t be commenting on Christchurch, but seriously…30 years!!!

Lets flip this question then. How many people would move to a region that is being promised earthquakes for the next 30 years? I have to be honest and say I do know one, but they are moving there because of the earthquakes and to help the people suffering there.

People outside Christchurch…would you move there?

7 thoughts on “30 years…are you serious?

  1. Sandra Dunkinson January 6, 2012 / 21:22

    I would have no problem moving there. I was there at Christmas (18 Dec to 30 Dec) staying over in Bishopdale, which is in the west about 5-10 mins drive from the airport, and I didn’t feel any quake under a 4.0. That area only had a couple of hours without power after the Feb quake and didn’t have water disruption. During the Feb earthquake the house I stayed at had no damage and only lost a TV which was sitting on a dresser. So if a person chose the right location, what would be the problem?

  2. maggie forbes January 6, 2012 / 21:55

    yes, but how much of christchurch is “the right location”…..enough to make it livable, or not…???

    • Sandra Dunkinson January 6, 2012 / 22:30

      Certainly enough locations. The one thing that annoys some people down there is the media coverage makes it look like the whole of Christchurch is a write off, yes it was a massive disaster, yes there are some very damaged areas, but I would say that there is more of Christchurch undamaged than damaged.

  3. James January 6, 2012 / 22:02

    Pat…as a Taxpayer you have every right to speak about Christchurch….the rebuild will come out of your hide via tax on your efforts after all…so don’t take that crap from the sheep botherer’s down there.

    • Pat Brittenden January 6, 2012 / 22:10

      Lol…I was being a little more than tongue-in-cheek 🙂 but thanks for the permission

  4. Charmaine Gray January 7, 2012 / 13:21

    The crazy thing in all this is that we have been having earthquakes already for years, only now in the 21st century we have a website that we can look at that tells us every single one and the majority of them we don’t feel or are even aware of. The next 30 years will be the same as the last and it is no big deal. Get over it Pat, let it go. We are fine down here. We don’t need your help or your unhelpful comments. We love our hometown and are staying here. The majority of Christchurch is virtually unscathed, but the media and you just love to hype it all up and focus on the damaged areas ( in fact one news channel was so lazy it just replayed old footage of liquifaction from February!).
    When the 4 plus quakes happen, I just stroll over to the telly to make sure it doesn’t fall, then wander off again. No big deal. Keep smiling Christchurch!

  5. Robyn Hood January 10, 2012 / 02:40

    I believe all of NZ has the right to comment on Chch’s situation, as it’s their $ being poured into it.
    And to have a personal opinion on our living conditions. I enjoy hearing those thoughts.
    It’s fascinating to hear the self talk other people use here in Chch, to make the situation bearable for themselves.
    What I do find sad, is when these people shut down others whose opinions and feelings differ- (because it threatens their sense of security- much of which is hanging onto a flimsy thread of hope or sanity amongst it all?) I’m really pleased that they have found a method or self-talk that helps them cope. I don’t tell them that maybe they’re kidding themselves lol. But when I tell people honestly how I feel, I get told I should seek help, so I can feel like them! Which pretty much invalidates my thoughts and feelings…
    I’m tempted to go on anti-depressants so I can adopt a “dream world” too, and not feel so lonely with my beliefs/thoughts.

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