8.10pm - Thank you for all the kind well wishes for our safety. We are fine just a bit shaken. It is almost 20 hours since last nights big quake. There have been about 400+ aftershocks here in our city since, so many that mum doesn't move for any of them, although there was a large 5.8 tonight which rattled her a bit. It has been a good day to stay home and stay close to the news on the television as much of the city was closed off. Especially now as wet and windy weather has packed in making it a miserable night. Mum has a bag packed with clothes and supplies but does not fancy having to leave the house unless it is a really big shake.
Mum helped one of her friends out who did not have electricity. Mum was able to ring her supplier to log the fault so they can send an engineer out as they were unaware that the street was out. Hopefully they can get it back on for her and her neighbours, as she thinks the whole street is out.
So it will be a restless night again for us. Mum will sleep with her clothes on again, and boots beside her bed, ready to leave if she needs to.