6.3 Quake rocks New Zealand

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  1. GrauGeist

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    Those poor people, hope everyone is okay.
     
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    Yeah, not a biggie where I am.
    There are a few reports of some minor damage, and no reports of death or injuries.
    Biggest thing seems to be a giant eagle fell from the ceiling of Wellington Airport.
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    We weren't even sure that it was an earthquake, here (about 200 km from the epicentre) it was a long, gentle shake.
     
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    Hope everyone is OK!
     
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    Still no reports of injuries, or any major damage. Looks like we've dodged a bullet this time.
     
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    Hi , My first post, good to see Welly getting the Wobblys rather the Wind - dose that make it WWW.hells-bells.com .. they are stealing our thunder:) fortunate no one was hurt, seems all New Zealand has been going for it regarding earth-quakes in the last three years.
     
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    I'm glad everybody is ok. I have to ask, is the eagle based on some ancient species or is it just big?
     
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    Just big.
    It's actually to promote the movie "The Hobbit". There are actually two of them. You can just see the wing-tip of the other ne in the top left corner of the photo.
    Up until recently there was a huge Gollum from Lord of the Rings.

    I believe that they were modelled on the extinct NZ Haasts Eagle, which had a wingspan of 2-3 metres. So, we had big eagles, just not that big!
     
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    Cool, thanks for the education!
     
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    Good to know there's no serious damage or injuries. And stop feeding the eagles bacon !
     
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    They ate 'turkey' bacon!

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    BTW, that 'turkey' is a Moa - 3 metres tall!
     
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    Man, that would be one serious drum stick!
     
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    Just imagine surviving the quake only to have one of those bigass eagles fall on you...

    "What happened to Uncle Lou?"

    "Well, he was killed by a bigass eagle"

    "Uh...he WHAT?? Auntie, have you been nipping at the cooking sherrie again??"
     
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    :lol: Why they maybe extinct .. the Maori fella named Whred Whlintstone ate the lot of em :lol:

    PS: 'Wh' in Maori sounds like an 'F' :rolleyes:
     
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    Glad everyone's ok. :cool:
     
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