Saturday, September 4, 2010

Earthquake in Christchurch..

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.


  1. What a relief to know all's well with you and yours. I didn't know, but thought you were on the North Island. Still, it's a weekend, people travel. Actually, Dick told me the quake had hit. He was watching tv while I was at the computer. When I told him I'd sent you a message, he was delighted. Oh, did I tell you that my husband is your humble servant forever? When you commented you liked his header photo, he melted! He's sooo proud of that photo and a couple others which I'll insert later. Stay safe, Joan! XOXOX

  2. Thanks Kitty. We are getting TV reports of responses of people who have experienced the quake and that makes it real. I've heard two talk about having been in the big San Francisco quake..and now here to experience this one. I look forward to Dick's pics!

  3. It is good to know that you are safe and sound, Joan. We just heard about the quake during our dinner hour here and Tom asked where it was in relation to my "friends in New Zealand". Here is hoping those effected are safe and being cared for.

  4. Thank you Penny. Our shaky isles! Everyone we know is safe thank God. Amazing how instant the news is around our world, and lovely to know around the world people care. Love Joan

  5. I was about to fly to Christchurch to lead a meditation retreat tomorrow. I feel fortunate that we decided to plan the retreat for Sunday and not today. The quake certainly brings things close to home, as we are all affected in some way. Fancy you waking at 4.30 am and hearing about it.

  6. Goodness Juliet, You could have been stranded in the centre of it all.
    Yes, Vicki, thank goodness it wasn't worse, and thank goodness for good building codes that mean our house can withstand a bit of shaking!