Thinking of all you folk over there in Christchurch at this difficult time. Some of my family live there- thankfully ok but they lost their car and their garage was flattened.
Have visited Christchurch before and it is a beautiful city.
This is so sad for our New Zealand friends after also the recent mining disaster.
Bloody hell, just seen some footage online, I didn't honestly think it was that bad, until I had a look. Many dead, loads injured. Great, great shame. Oceania as with many other places in the world seem to be going through a real horrible time, mother nature and all that.
Cyclones, floods, earthquakes, drought, I know these are all part and parcel of living in such areas, but all the same doesn't make the pill any easier to swallow, bloody awful.
Watching the footage...terrible. Time to give us a break now I feel!
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted by this devastating event. With floods and bushfires there is normally at least some warning, with earthquakes none.
To all who lost family and loved ones be strong. My prayers are with you.