Saturday, September 4, 2010


I had a post planned to write today, but at the moment I haven't really had the time.

This morning at 4.35am, there was a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch and lasted for 40 seconds.

We're safe, and our house isn't damaged, but wow, it was scary.

I was woken up by the house shaking, and then I realized it was serious. I ran into the hallway yelling for my mum to wake up, and stood in the doorway. This has never happened before. I didn't know how long it was going to last, if it was going to get worse, I heard my books falling off my bookshelf and the ground shaking. It was terrifying.

The power went out, and has only recently just come on. We didn't have a radio, and called my grandma to receive updates. The town center is really badly damaged. My best friends called and I was thankful that they were all right. We're still experiencing after shocks.

I will post later. What an annoying distraction to my perfectly planned weekend, just joking, I'm glad that no one is dead.

Because my school is in the middle of town and I am on the 4th floor, chances are I will have the day off school on Monday.


  1. Wow! Glad you are ok!
    Blessings, Debra

  2. Also glad to know you are safe. I can't even imagine. We're all thinking of you and yours :)


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