A strong earthquake hit Christchurch just now.
As it happened, I was laying in bed having an afternoon nap. As the loud rocking started and the bed started "hopping" and things falling off shelves, I was awake and thinking, "Shit, the Alpine fault is going!"
But no, it was just Christchurch. And things that toppled weren't many, just some clothes racks that were stacked against the wall and toothpaste tubes etc... but still.
Everyone in this house is awake now. It's sunny and 23 degrees outside. What are the plans for the rest of the afternoon?
PS. Steve Knutson posted a photo of dust rising off Sumner cliffs on Twitter. Have a look, it's at twitter.com/nztechtweet/status/698662835144912896/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
And to those of you wondering what that dust is - do you remember a few weeks back I posted a photo of shipping containers stacked at the beach?
I assume that the rising dust is off those cliffs collapsing. And I very much hope there hasn't been much damage done...