Saturday, September 4, 2010

Nasty earthquake in New Zealand

The epicenter of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake was just outside the city of Christchurch - a city perhaps known to some alternative rock buffs as the center for some great pop records on the old Flying Nun label. So far it appears no lives were lost - a good thing - but there has been tons of structural damage. And since it is still late winter there, it will be a cold night for the survivors while electricity remains out through much of the area. As someone who remembers the Whittier-Narrows and Northridge quakes from my stint in Southern California many moons ago, I can empathize a bit with the residents in Christchurch. May everyone stay safe there.

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