NanoPoblano 2016 – Day Fourteen – EarthQuakes hits New Zealand Again


NanoPoblano  2016 – Day Fourteen – EarthQuakes hits New Zealand Again

#NaBloPoMo – Day Fourteen of – Cheer Peppers NanoPoblano 30 Day Challenge

The Challenge today is my thoughts about the Earthquake in the early hours on the 14 November 2016 North Canterbury in the South Island New Zealand.

Every next sentence begins with the next letter of the alphabet.

After being woken up just after midnight by an earthquake 7.5 which lasted for 2 minutes on the 14 November 2016.

Before going back to sleep, I hoped no one was injured, as it was so powerful, thinking it was somewhere near Taranaki as we had had a strong earthquake the week before.

Courage and willpower will be needed by all the people involved, in places the mess is bad, which could take months before it is cleaned up.

Danger is still very real with the aftershocks, some of them very strong.

Everybody is still suffering from the memories of the Christchurch Earthquakes nearly six years ago.

Feelings for all those affected by this horror turn of events with mother nature.

Going to be an ongoing turn of, busy events for the civil defence.

High on my thoughts are the people stuck in Kaikoura, with the roads blocked by the damage from the earthquake.

I wonder what the outcome will be for all.

Just as I thought, more aftershocks some of the at 4.2

Kind of sad not being able to help all those stuck in the middle, the army is there helping now.

Like to think there will be a light at the end of the tunnel for everyone.

My thoughts are not enough, time to start sending love to all those poor people.

No power or sewage in some places piping has been completely broken.

Off to do some work and stop attaching the TV, updating the situation.

People are nowhere to be seen in Wellington, which has been hit badly by the earthquake also.

Quite a troubling time in New Zealand again.

Rockfall completely blocking roads.

Simply hard to believe that the South Island has been damaged again by earthquakes.

Trusting some people is hard, as looters have already been in an abandoned home and removed property.

Umbrellas needed in Taranaki it’s raining making the situation worse than it needs to feel.

Very  cold it supposed to be nearly summer, those winds wish they would go.

Weather not feeling like summer holidays only four weeks away from school breakup for 2016.

XXX’s for everyone.

You can believe by what you have been reading here I’m very upset with mother nature.

Zig-Zagging along the broken roads where the earthquake has hit will not get you through to your destination.


  1. I am so sorry to hear this, Elsie! You’re all in my prayers.
    I have (or had) a friend that lived near Wellington. I haven’t heard from her in years and maybe she’s already gone to Heaven. I wish there was a way to know, and to know if she is okay if she is still around for this horrible earthquake.
    {{{Hugs}}} I hope that you and your family are going to be okay and that the aftershocks will stop soon and get calmer in the meantime.

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      • I am glad that you are fine. I looked up some information on my friend from NZ and found that she lives/lived in Upper Hutt, which is the south end of the North Island. Am I right in remembering that Christchurch is on the north side of the South Island?
        Thank you for the link. I will go read it shortly. Have a blessed day.

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      • Christchurch is the nob sticking out on the east coast of the South Island.
        Your friend living in Upper Hutt must have been shaken quite badly with that 7.5 earthquake yesterday as it is on the east side of Wellington which had a lot of destruction.
        Hope they are safe.

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      • Thank you for this information, Elsie.
        I hope that Heather is okay, too. I have no way of contacting her. I did a search for her and have found where her books are listed on various sites, but no current email address. I have been worried about her for quite some time now, but haven’t been able to make contact with her. Thank you for any thoughts and prayers for her and her family. Have a blessed day.


      • Wow, I just looked at that website. At least 30 quakes/tremors in the last 6 days. The first thing that came to my mind was the New Madrid Earthquakes that happened here in the States in the 1800s. These quakes went on from 16 December 1811 through 7 February 1812, with at least 3 of magnitudes of 7.3 or higher. There were large aftershocks after the “real” earthquakes. The damage area was approximately 600,000 square km.

        You can read more about it here: New Madrid Earthquakes.

        You’re all in my prayers!

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  2. Healing thoughts your way. News reports here are that damage is minimal? At least as compared with the Christchurch quake.
    Be safe. Be well. Don’t blame you a bit for being mad at Mother Nature.

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  3. I heard about the earthquakes, stay safe!
    Thank you for participating in the prompt, I hope writing for the prompt managed to make you focus on something else other than fear and worry. Once again, stay safe!

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  4. I used to chat with a fellow whose mother and sister lived in Christchurch at the time — awful, awful, though those 2 were blessedly alright. Our prayers are with NZ again today, morning reports had it as two confirmed deaths. I hope it hasn’t climbed, at least, and I thanked God shortly after that to see that you had posted and thus were safe!

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  5. Sad state of affairs. My brother spent the weekend in Christchurch and now home in Wellington and he says his building is ok. He works for the electricity company so Imagine he he is hard at work today.


    • Thanks, Bernadette, I’m not living under Mount Egmont/Taranaki now, was for 48 years.
      Taranaki is brazing its self in case something bad does happen. The radio is all the time reminding us to have our emergency kit ready, school children all know the drill what to do if there is a disaster.
      Have a nice week.

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  6. Glad you’re okay. I have family near Christchurch, it’s horrible being so far away, but mobile phones and social media let me know hey were safe before I even knew they were in danger. 🌷💐🌹flowers and hugs to you and your beautiful country.

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  7. I heard about this on the news this AM. The aftermath looked terrible and I see deaths have been reported. 😦 I’ve never experienced an earthquake but I imagine it is very scary. Many prayers to you, your family, and country for safety, security, and weather to cooperate with the clean up and rescue efforts–and for Mother Nature to ease up on the seismic activity.

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  8. Welcome to that little voice and thank you for following my blog. We spent 6 months in New Zealand many years ago, and it holds such a special place in my heart. We were on the south island in a little town of Fairlie. Loved that village.

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