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7.5 EQ hits NZ - north-east of Christchurch

7.5 EQ hits NZ - north-east of Christchurch

7.5 EQ hits NZ - north-east of Christchurch

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"A powerful earthquake and hundreds of strong aftershocks has rocked New Zealand, killing at least two people and prompting a tsunami warning that sent thousands fleeing to higher ground."

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RE: 7.5 EQ hits NZ - north-east of Christchurch

This appears to be a classic example of 'ground failure'.

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RE: 7.5 EQ hits NZ - north-east of Christchurch

Holy cow!

RE: 7.5 EQ hits NZ - north-east of Christchurch

Are these genetically modified 'smart cows'?

How did they know where to run? (Conspiracy theories commence...)

RE: 7.5 EQ hits NZ - north-east of Christchurch

Animals know that kind of stuff.

RE: 7.5 EQ hits NZ - north-east of Christchurch

Now they just need to figure out how to get down...

RE: 7.5 EQ hits NZ - north-east of Christchurch

Well, I think we're just seeing the cows that managed to be in the right place at the right time.

The rest of the missing cows became...
[Puts on sunglasses] shadeshappy
...ground beef.
*YEAAAAAAAAAAAH*

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RE: 7.5 EQ hits NZ - north-east of Christchurch

Well, they constructed the alter, now they just have to do the sacrifice!

Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA)


RE: 7.5 EQ hits NZ - north-east of Christchurch

Conversation overheard on the pictured altar of earth... Take us to your leader... cow replies, WE are your leader!

RE: 7.5 EQ hits NZ - north-east of Christchurch

Well, not only does the cream rise to the top but so does the whole cow.

RE: 7.5 EQ hits NZ - north-east of Christchurch

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Quote:

support beams was shorn

Of course it was "shorn" - it is NZ, full of sheep. It think they meant 'shored'!

Sound like the support beams need to be 'beefed' up winky smile

RE: 7.5 EQ hits NZ - north-east of Christchurch

Or "sheared".

Have they saved the cows that were on the roof yet?

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RE: 7.5 EQ hits NZ - north-east of Christchurch

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Quote (JAE)

Or "sheared".

Yes, that makes more sense.

Quote (JAE)

Have they saved the cows that were on the roof yet?

Yes, yesterday apparently some locals used hand tools to create a path for the cows to exit.

RE: 7.5 EQ hits NZ - north-east of Christchurch

JAE is a past president of the Nebraska chapter of Cow Savers of America.

Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA)


RE: 7.5 EQ hits NZ - north-east of Christchurch

I'm sure they are relieved to be on firmer ground. I know I am.

I had the impression, from the first video and photos, that the ground around them simply sunk.
wannabeSE's video seems to imply they surfed down the hillside some distance.

"Turfs Up, Dude! Cowabunga!!"

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RE: 7.5 EQ hits NZ - north-east of Christchurch

I rest my case...

Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA)


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