Just a quick note to let everyone know we are OK.
Got woken up at 4:30am by horrendous noise and vibration – almost impossible to describe. The main shock lasted for about 40 seconds, then there were a number of smaller shocks soon afterwards.
House is undamaged, which I found almost impossible to believe after the pounding it went through. We were very lucky, hundreds of homes in town are damaged, many completely destroyed. Power was off till about 2pm and, due to damage to sewer pipes etc, we will be boiling water for a long time I think.24hrs later we are still getting aftershocks which rattle the house and there is still the potential for another “big” quake.
One of those times to count your blessings I think.