Here in Christchurch, New Zealand, I was woken up at 4.30am by a 7.1-6 (various reports) earthquake. We live west of Christchurch, which is about where the earthquake was centered.
Most importantly, we are all okay. With 11 people in the house, we stood together under the doorways for an hour, singing and praying through the after shocks.
The house is a mess (stuff everywhere), the power is off, lots of small glass things broken, a few bookcases are down. But, there is no structural damage to the house, no broken windows, etc. Unsure about pipes yet. And unsure about my computers yet – a few fell over. I have not checked them out (children to look after).
So, thanks to all who have emailed. Praise God – we are all okay.