On the 4th September I was in the middle of rural France when I learned via the internet of the huge earthquake near Christchurch in New Zealand's South Island. As readers of this blog will know Napier was devastated by an earthquake in 1931 and I was therefore very aware of the implications for the people of the area. Since then there have been around 4000 aftershocks and today the centre of Christchurch was hit by more quakes right under the CBG (Central Business District) and very shallow. There was more damage to buildings and some that had just survived the Big One on 4 September may now have had their fates sealed. (Photo from TVNZ taken by Dean Jones).
Fi at Four Paws and Whiskers lives in Christchurch and her blog gives her readers a feeling of what it's been like to live through it all.