New Earthquake in Christchurch

We are thanking our lucky stars that we were not in Christchurch today. A devastating earthquake hit there today with incredible damage and casualties. We are watching the International CNN channel and they are showing live footage from the scene.

We loved Christchurch, even did a post here about how the city was recovering from the September 2010 quake. The large cathedral in the square has lost its steeple. The street where we ate Thai food is practically gone. Hotels have collapsed. The airport closed. Horrible.