Here in New Zealand we are used to the many earthquakes that we get, I mean they call us the 'Shaky Isles' don't they?
Anyway, last night, or rather early this morning at 4.35 Christchurch was hit by a 7.4 earthquake. Many buildings are damaged and continue to get damaged from the aftershocks.
My thoughts and love are with those in the Garden City. I was fortunate enough to talk to Miss Deb after she sent me a text message, and she is fine and has received minimal damage, same goes for Darlene - thank goodness.
We live on the other side of the Alps from Christchurch yet we have a couple of cracks in the lounge wall and we certainly got the early morning wake up call, so I can only imagine just how strong it was at the centre.
Take care of each other
p.s. for those of you interested in seeing what is happening go to http://www.tvnz.co.nz/ they are having great coverage.