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New Video: Christchurch quake turns pool into rough sea

This video is of the Styx mill country club swimming pool during the magnitude 7.1 Christchurch earthquake.

The quake hit at 4:35am on September 4, the epicentre was 40 km west of Christchurch city, and the depth of the quake was at 10 km.

Video uploaded via YouTube user acerkiwi.


BQ on 10/12/2010 1:54am

Awesome footage!

But my question is this:

What made the ‘lightning’ type effect quite clearly seen at 4″, 8″, 10″ 14″, 29″ ???

These are definitely from some electrical type of source (being blue in colour balance as opposed to the yellow light sources inside) and are strong enough to cast shadows around the building.

The first few could be power line arcing as they precede the lights flickering inside … but the later flashes have no inside lights flickering.

Could these be the famed and illusive Earthquake Lightning flashes?!

Tania on 9/12/2010 11:33pm

Staggering really and shows the force of the quake

Thank god it was in the wee small hours!


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