65 dead so far. I have friends of friends in CHCH. So far, noone injured, most have lost their houses though, and some havent been able to be contacted yet.
Looks like a lot of devastation. My boss was in CHCH in January, and he said he didnt realise how much damange had been done by the previous earthquake. Alot of people were still waiting for insurance to repair/ rebuild from the last earthquake.
Unbelievable natural disaster. I have been following it very closely. We have a lot of family and friends there. We are so blessed they are all OK, apart from frayed nerves!
My Dad is there this week, helping out and checking on a house we own. Luckily, no major damage so far, they have had to brace the chimney after this one. Only lots of minor damage that will be repaired, cracking in window frames, walls etc. The biggest concern is the deck is sloping down a little. We had it checked by an engineer only a week before this aftershock!