The details are sketchy as the sun has just come up, but there are reports of widespread damage, the airport is closed and the civil defense folk have activated the national response centre.
I’ve already heard from one Green party member downtown, whose doing alright. The Press has finally put out something worth reading.
Our thoughts are with you Christchurch! For those of you, like me, who have eaten half of their earthquake kit and ‘borrowed’ the batteries, it’s time to revisit the Get Ready, Get Thru website and rebuild that kit!
Here is a fresh report from MSNBC, with more details than The Press report above.
Tell us how you are doing Christchurch!
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