Christchurch is my hometown and at 4.35 am this morning it was struck by a 7.2 earthquake. My family is all ok and so far there appears to have been no fatalities. Thank God it happened in the middle of the night.
I know of one person who has lost there home and a cousin's dog was crushed by a boulder. I am sure there will be a lot of stories that come out over the next few days. I can't believe the photos, the video footage, the devastation - surely it is somewhere else.
Below is a link of one video of some of the destruction. This is not far from where we used to live.
To all my whanau, friends and everyone else in Christchurch our thoughts are with you - stay safe.