There was an earthquake this evening. It actually took place on the S. Island, but was a strong one. Our house shook and squeaked and the china in the cupboards danced around. I don't think there was any damage anywhere on our property.
When you don't get them very frequently they can really spook you. It is simply unimaginable how the folk of Christchurch and Canterbury have survived over 8000 of the suckers!