Quote Originally Posted by Poisson Du Jour View Post
Oh, people would have said Christchurch was OK with tremors and earthquakes, until... !!
Well I'm not an expert but Wellington is a mix of timber houses which are considered by locals as the best option in a tremor and modern office type buildings built to strict earthquake codes. Christchurch had many older stone and brick buildings in the CBD which were more to the taste of the Canterbury Association settlers. I'm happy to be contradicted though.