156 dead and the count continues. RIP.
The heart of a beautiful city ripped apart by a catastrophic earthquake 6 months after a more severe but further removed quake which had caused extensive damage but no fatalities. I am so grateful that my family and friends who live in Christchurch were unhurt and their property suffered minimal damage. Thousands were not so lucky, and the nation grieves.
What a huge task to come back from this. Kia kaha, Canterbury.