Monday, 6 June 2011

5.5 aftershock

This morning we had an aftershock at 9.09 am with a magnitude of 5.5. The quake was at a depth of 15 km in the South West of Christchurch near Rollerston. It has been said that is the 6th biggest quake since the september 7.1 quake. Lots of stuff has fallen of shelfs, more damage to be expected in the inner city but power is still on this time. In our house everything rattled and shaked but only 2 little things fell on the floor. The lamps kept swinging for a long time.

I saw on a few Christchurch blogs tribute videos of Christchurch and I found a nice one myself. It is a kind of way for us to say goodbye to well loved places in the city and hang on to the memories. Not only to memories of the beautiful buildings but also of the carefree times that we were shopping on the markets in the city, had a snack at the art centre,visited my kids at their amazing school in the city or just had a strol through the centre. The art centre my favourite is going to be rebuild but I heard already that it is going to take up to 15 years. I will be retired by that time and will have all the time to visit. Anyway the pictures and the music on the video are beautiful. Thanks to the maker


11 comments:

  1. Beautiful
    Have "borrowed " it..

    many thanks and glad you are ok after our start to the day!!!

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  2. O my goodness Marja! Christchurch is certainly being challenged! So glad you are OK!

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  3. Kia ora Marja,
    Was thinking of you, and glad to read you and your family are okay. I hope more peaceful days lie ahead. Kia kaha.
    Aroha,
    Robb

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  4. Glad to hear you are well after the recent tremors, Marja! These are very challenging times, indeed. Thank you for sharing the moving tribute. The pictures and soulful music bathe Christchurch in a beautiful light.

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  5. I heard about it on the radio and am sending much love to you all in Christchurch. I do feel for you, with these continued shocks.

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  6. P.S. I've just watched the video, with tears streaming down my face. It's so beautiful, and so much has been lost.

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  7. The tribute is so lovely!
    Thanks for sharing it, Marja and so glad you are ok after that aftershock.

    Margie x

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  8. Hang in there, glad everyone is okay.

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  9. Wow, and it wasn't that long ago in a previous post you talked about this. Wishing you all the best... take care my friend!

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  10. I am glad you and your family are ok, Marja. I heard of the quake and thought of you right away. I do hope the ground stops shaking some time soon and give you all a respite. Thanks for the update.

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  11. Great to hear that you are unarmed.
    Blessings to you.

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