All OK in Capital after 6.5 earthquake

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Image showing the fault-lines in Wellington. See http://www.gns.cri.nz/ for more info…

I was at home during the biggest quake to hit Wellington in quite a few years. We were all OK and sustained no damage at home. Luckily we’d already secured the bookcase, artwork and all loose items with Quakehold (Blutac). I’m still waiting to hear about wether I can go into the city to get to the studio. For more information I’d recommend Wellington Emergency Management Office: http://wellington.govt.nz/about-wellington/emergency-management

Here are some photos I took of the Mecure Hotel in Te Aro which has been closed as of the July 21, 2013 earthquake:

Closed notice on the Mecure Hotel following the July 21, 2013 earthquake which hit Wellington.
Photo by Mark Tantrum | www.marktantrum.com

Fire Brigade cordon tape blowing on the footpath by the Mecure Hotel after the area was opened up. Last night the area was evacuated due to fears of the hotel collapsing. Photo by Mark Tantrum | www.marktantrum.com

Overall view of the Mecure Hotel following the July 21, 2013 earthquake which hit Wellington. The hotel appears to be intact when looking at it from the street. It’s hard to tell whether the building is actually sound or will have to come down. Photo by Mark Tantrum | www.marktantrum.com

 

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