Baby Hercules wrote:
Wow. Well, I hope that you are safe and well and are able to be of assistance to those you care about. Which fault line let loose? Did they tell you on the news? Any footage you can direct me to? What Richter Scale was it? I see a 7.3 on the map today: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/ ... tralia.php http://www.ga.gov.au/earthquakes/getQua ... Id=3166683
Our first one was September 2010, which was a 7.1 and surprisingly killed nobody.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Christchurch_earthquake
Then the big one was a 6.3 in February of this year which killed 185 people and brought down the CTV building that I used to work in every week - that spooked me for a long time. I lost about 20 of my good friends from there.
Was simply the case of the quake happening a day before I was due to record in there, but I still feel guilty every day that I'm here and so many people are not.
We are getting through it, my family is one of the lucky ones. We didn't lose our house (it has about $70k of damage), but we have had over 10,000 aftershocks since the initial quake. Sometimes you wonder when it's all going to finish !!