Yesterday morning a 7.1 earthquake struck Christchurch City. My family and friends have all been so lucky loosing only small items that could easily be sacrificed. last night was all aftershocks,it got to the point where the motion became gentle as we all became immune to each hit. However i do find it rather ironic that 30 min after the very first wave, National NZ radio plays 'Good Vibrations' by the Beach boys ;)
The last 24 hours have been very strange. As a city Christchurch has been extremely lucky most of the city now has power or has hold of a generator. Water is now running in some parts too. (We have to either bleach or boil to make safe), and no deaths! In fact in the last 24hours more babies have been born than any other day in the city before , we now have 23 new residents! Pets are returning to homes and phone calls are being made across the country, our family alone has been contacted by friends and family from all over the globe. Australia,Taiwan and even America (who funnily enough, had heard no such news of the 7.1 quake that didn't effect their country).
I will be sure to post further updates.