Saturday, August 17, 2013

Here we go again!

Well it happened again guys - another fairly big earthquake - this time it was Friday afternoon around 2:30. I was at work of course and I work on the seventh floor of a twelve story movie. Our building moved A LOT and although I know that is a good thing it scared the bejeebers out of me and pretty much everyone else too.

Once the ground FINALLY stopped shaking (although the aftershocks just kept going) and the outside of the building was checked we were sent home. Rich and I live in the central city, so we had no problems getting home as we walk everywhere. But those who live further out of the city and rely on public transport (especially the trains as they were all cancelled) had trouble getting home.

But we are all fine here - kind of freaked out but fine! Rich and I went for a walk a bit later on in the evening and the city still seemed to be pretty lively. The night market was up and running despite the shake.
Here's hoping this is our last big shake for a while, I just got a text from my work saying I can actually go into work on Monday as our building isn't damaged. So I guess we will just all keep on doing what we do in our wee city. 
I hope you all have a super weekend that is completely earthquake free!

11 comments:

two squirrels said...

Oh Trees you poor things....it's so horrible.....they really do unsettling.......take care sending much love V

Meghan Edge said...

I'm so glad you're alright! I saw your facebook and I was super worried. <3 hugs!

Kura Carpenter said...

When I was a kid in Nelson, earthquakes were just a bit of fun. No one ever thought 'a big one' would hit in our lifetime, but after what happened in ChCh these shakes must be making for many sleepless nights. Take care Wellingtonians.

BellaBean Vintage said...

Glad you're ok, they do scare the bejebbers out of you eh?

Lara Lizard said...

Oh noes, scary ;( I'm glad you are okay!

pastcaring said...

It does sound scary. Glad you are OK, enjoy your weekend. xxxxx

Vintage Bird Girl said...

You've been on my mind so much since yesterday. I can't imagine what it's like to experience an earthquake. I hope this was the big one & thing settle down, & that it doesn't ruin your entire weekend! Xx

JuanitaTortilla said...

I felt my first aftershock while in Costa Rica in a highrise hotel and that was not fun -- I can totally imagine your scary horror.
Are buildings in Wellington built to withstand shakes?

Krista Gassib said...

You guys are having way too much of this! I'm happy you and Rich are ok, I can't imagine being up that high when it hits. Take care honey!
Xxoo

Louise said...

Can't imagine how scary that must have been, but I'm glad you're safe and well. Hope it's over for you guys now xx

alicia said...

how many hobbits do we have to sacrifice for the earthquakes to stop???

<3 <3 <3