|The epicenter of the recent seismic activity, focused around Christchuch. (Geology.com)|
You've probably heard it, seen it, or read it by now, but yesterday at 1pm Christchuch time (7pm EST) a large earthquake, registering 6.3 on the Richter Scale rocked the Southern island of New Zealand. Of course, this was just one in a long line of aftershocks descended from a 7.1 earthquake back in September. There are dozens declared dead already, with hundreds wounded and thousands without power. Flights out of the country are suspended.
While I don't normally look into current events on the Steamer's Trunk, there are many friends and readers of the blog in New Zealand and it's my greatest hope that they, their families, and their friends are safe.
Take care, kiwis.
|Just to lighten the mood a bit- a cycling band from 19th century Christchurch. (Kimballtrombone)|