Thank you for messages about the big early morning earthquake in Christchurch this morning.
We really do live in a global village when news is instant.
This is in the South Island of NZ and I live in the North Island, but strangely enough I woke at 4.30am ..maybe it was a quake, but I am far away. I turned on the radio by my bed and heard the radio host telling how she had just felt an earthquake.. in Wellington. She was checking out the geocam for reports. I went back to sleep. Our shaky isles do have small shakes from time to time.
My son in London rang later on skype to tell me about the quake in Christchurch. His friend also in London had received a txt from his brother in Christchurch.