Am wondering about the folk in New Zealand, feeling for the families and friends of the missing or dead, and for those whose dwellings are now unlivable. If only earthquakes would give us a little advance warning. Perhaps one day technology will be able to predict at least a few hours ahead. Surely there is something going on with the tectonic plates a little before they actually shift! But anyway, in this day and age, we are still taken by surprise - just as the people were by hurricanes 100 years ago.
Here is a first-hand account of the Christchurch earthquake by someone who was in the CBD (Central Business District) when the earthquake struck.
Report on Christchurch earthquake
Sobering, isn't it?
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you there in New Zealand!