So a lot of you will have heard already that central New Zealand was hit by a fairly big earthquake (6.5 magnitude) at around 5pm last night. I'm pretty used to earthquakes, we get them fairly frequently, but this one was pretty scary. Rich and I basically bolted to the nearest door frame when it hit and our apartment was unharmed, a few things fell off shelves but no real damage. There has been some damage to the city and neither of us were allowed to go into work today due to our offices needing to be checked for safety.
The media has been saying all day that people should stay out of central Wellington, unfortunately Rich and I LIVE in the CBD so we can't avoid it.
Despite the earthquake damage, we decided to leave the apartment and go for a walk along Oriental Parade to calm our nerves. However we saw some signs of damage along the waterfront.
I'm not really sure what this stuff is floating in the water - it looked like polystyrene. When we looked over the water to the working part of the harbour we could see at least one shipping container had fallen into the ocean, perhaps this was part of its contents?
This earthquake left us wondering - was this crack here before? I don't remember it! This is a conversation we had over and over again whilst out walking.
From this view, you wouldn't even know I lived in shaky town!
I hope you all had a good weekend, and that it wasn't shaky at all.