It's likely some people did. At least in a small way. I've heard reports of it being felt as far north as Wellie. Crikey. One of our reporters was in Dunedin (way south) and she was on the phone to us when an aftershock hit and she said 'oh there's another one now', so it was felt quite some distance away despite being shallow.Faith wrote:Nelson is in the north part of the South Island. I don't know if they would have felt the quake that far north or not... maybe.
It worked? Oh good. Almost all the major coupon sites have those donation options going - though some are just for a generic 'relief fund', or for a specific charity like the Salvation Army or something and Red Cross is probably the best option. You may start getting email coupon offers for cheap food and drinks now though Nonch (!) - if so, just hit 'unsubscribe' on the emails. We have very strict spam laws so doing that on an NZ generated email always works!nonchalant obsession wrote:Thanks for the Red Cross linky, GH. That was quick and easy. It's cool to see how many folks are "buying" the deal.
I'm reading some travellogues online and it seems many Christchurch residents are taking tourists into their homes, since the YHA and some hotels are collapsed or unsafe. There's been at least one fatality at the YHA - any fatality is upsetting, but somehow particularly so if it's a traveller just here trying to have a nice holiday.nonchalant obsession wrote:I also saw how the people of Wellington are opening their very homes to those displaced by the earthquake.
Me too.Faith wrote:A first hand account of the earthquake: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/christc ... rth-roared
Reading it made me wanna cry.
Smaller earthquakes can actually be quite fun and exciting - they get the adrenaline flowing! I've experienced some really big shakes but never one with such damage. Reading that, I also hope I never do.LauraK wrote:I don't think I've ever read or seen anything that made me almost feel what it's like to be in an earthquake...or at least really slam home how much I never want to experience one.
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