Monday, February 21, 2011

A whole new earthquake

For everyone who doesn't know, today at just before 1pm there was another huge earthquake in Christchurch in the South Island (there was a 7.1 magnitude earthquake there in september last year - that one struck at 4am and there was not one single loss of life) This earthquake was a 6.3 but was very shallow and the destruction, devastation and injury toll has been huge. It's unknown yet how many people have died but this appears to be far far worse than the one 5months ago. Speaking to a friend it appears Sumner and surrounding area has been totally destroyed and is unlivable, but the area is unable to be assessed at this stage.

Please keep the people of Christchurch in your thoughts as the aftershocks continue to roll.


  1. Mom heard about this quake this afternoon on the radio...the news does not sound good. Living in Sandy Eggo, we have our own share of quakes, but fortunately nothing quite this devastating (yet!).

    I'll be sendin some prayers and healing thoughts your direction.

    wags, wiggles & slobbers

  2. The timing of the quake was awful as well, all the office workers in their buildings! We are thinking of the people of Canterbury at the moment and hoping that as many people as possible get out of this alive :(

  3. so sad :( I've just done a similar post, then saw yours

  4. Our friend (from the guide dog group) just told us, evidently she has friends over there - and is currently trying to get in touch with them (she has no idea if they are okay or not).

    Rudy's Raiser

  5. That is absolutely horrible. I hope no one died. I'll be thinking of them.