- 10km from the central city
- 5km deep
- a 6.3 on the Richter scale
I am watching the news, TV3 is talking to people on the street and their stories and pictures from around the city (including the huge amount of destruction the Cathedral has suffered) is heart-breaking. There are 'confirmed reports' of casualties, but they can't say how many. The phrase 'looks like a warzone' is totally appropriate. I just hope that as many people as possible are okay, and that those who are trapped or injured will be rescued soon, and that those who have lost their lives rest in peace.
Christchurch, it goes without saying, does not need this. I hope they can recover because Christchurch is a lovely place.