Oh man our country is rocking around tonight. We are fine, just a bit jittery. This is the Biggest shake mum has ever felt, and luckily there was a bit of a rumble first. I was sitting next to her and she got us to the door to shelter under the doorway. It almost moved her off her feet. Just a few non breakable things fell off shelves, but mum is good and doesn't have much that is unsecured.
We have had shakes following every few minutes and mum does not think she will get much sleep tonight.
The epicentre was near Christchurch where there were big quakes a few years ago, so we hope everyone is ok there.
Thanks for thinking of us.
Julie and Poppy Q
3 hours ago