Mum had a bit of Mondayitis today at work. All the talk was about the earthquake, and everybody at works families are ok. Some lost chimneys, and one nice ladies daughter has lost her house, due to the destruction. On the tv news tonight they think that about 100,000 homes had damage to them (that is half of the homes in the city). People were lucky though, with only two serious injuries, and one person dying of a heart attack at the time.
Christchurch is a lovely town with lots of old buildings (for New Zealand), and because many of them were brick or stone, quite a few in the city centre will be demolished in the next few days. Schools and lots of businesses are closed while they get sorted out.