7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake

Early this morning (at 12:02 AM to be exact) I was woken up by rather strong (7.8 on the Richter scale) and very long (over 2 minutes) earthquake. Despite the intensity of the quake, there was no damage to my brother’s house where I am staying, and only one major aftershock shortly after. There was Read More …

Photos from around Christchurch

Here are a couple of photos that I took around Christchurch recently. Whitcoulls I decided to visit Whitcoulls – a large bookstore and stationary shop in the centre of town that I remember from my childhood, but discovered that the building was damaged in the Boxing Day aftershock. Shouldn’t the part “Do not approach… this Read More …