New Zealand is also known as The Shaky Isles. It is living up to it’s name today. We have had a swarm of earthquakes all day. Just had a 6.9 rumble through. The house was rocking and rolling. It was shallow – only 19km. Fortunately it was centered at sea. Here’s hoping the damage is not bad. I cannot get hold of home at the Woolshed. Phones are out. Lots of aftershocks.
Here is a link to the Geonet info about the quake. http://geonet.co.nz/quakes/region/newzealand/2013p543824
UPDATE: Got hold of my son back at home – everything seems OK. He will get up on the roof tomorrow to check the chimney. He went over to the Woolshed and said all the cabinets holding my models were still attached to the walls. He said the water in the swimming pool was sloshing right out of the pool.
UPDATE 2: Another aftershock just jolted the house. There have been a few hundred small quakes since yesterday I think. Some people will be getting motion sickness 🙂