I am totally unequipped to express my horror as I sit and listen to the tragedy unfolding in Christchurch right now.
Just before one pm this afternoon the city was hit by a major aftershock (6.3 magnitude). This was centred at Lyttelton at a depth of 5km.
It was followed less than 15 minutes later by a 5.7 magnitude aftershock, depth of 6km, 10km south of Christchurch.
Since then there have been another shock of 5.5. It was also recorded within 5km of Lyttelton at a depth of 5km.
Imagine! I've never felt a earthquake so I don't think I can possibly imagine the horror.
My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Christchurch.