Quote Originally Posted by ChrisC View Post
A lot of parallels with this and the Haiti quake. Magnitude, distance from epicenter to habitation, depth. Really goes to show just how much difference building codes make.
Thankfully no deaths so far, though the water situation sounds like a nightmare.
Seems like most of the damage is to the older buildings.

It woke me here in Wellington with a buzzing & rattling sound, but I was still half asleep, and wasn't sure whether it was a dream or an earthquake (we get plenty here in Wellington.

I hope our fellow mainlanders are all OK, and haven't suffered too much property damage.

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