There’s been discussion of this in Open Mike of course, but here’s a post for reactions to the latest quake. According to geonet the main event was:
Reference Number: 3528810
NZST: Mon, Jun 13 2011 1:00 pm
Depth: 11 km
Details: 10 km east of Christchurch
There are reports of more collapsed buildings, people trapped in at least one (cnr Worcester and Stanmore), more damage to the Arts Center, more liquifaction, homes without power. In short, the nastiest one since February.
How much more can Christchurch take?
Update: and now a 6.0. Another direct hit on the city. 50,000 homes without power, other utility damage. Only a handful of injuries. Lucky CBD is closed, lots of new debris and liquifaction.