Sunday, 5 September 2010

Christchurch Earthquake


Saturday, September 4 2010, 4:34am I was fast asleep. At 4:35 I was wide awake, standing outside with two naked housemates and a baby, while the ground shook and buildings and chimneys were collapsing. Powerlines were flashing as they shorted or fell, the electicity and water failed. Stunned neighbours met on the street, some went out walking with torches, talking to those they encountered, asking if they were alright. There was an eerie feel in the air. It was still a couple of hours before dawn. Nobody knew whether the quake was centered near here, or if we just felt part of something much larger centered elsewhere. It turns out that it was centered around 30km from Christchurch and 10km deep, with a magnatude of 7.1 on the richter scale.





5 comments:

Doogie said...

Hope the new Van made it through nicely as well as yourself.!

Hello Xu Xu said...

Chimney just missed her Doogie, but she's alright. Still getting alot of aftershocks. Thought I'd experienced some full on earthquake action in Taiwan, but no, this was some scary shit.

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This is some bad damage, it really needs serious paving repair.

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