Quite a bit of damage in the historic urban core. 7.1 was about the magnitude that caused my 1989 near-death experience in Stanford’s Memorial Church, so I can only imagine what it must have been like in Christchurch’s many historic buildings, such as the Art Centre (pictured here in 2005).
It’s a beautiful city. If you’ve never been there, you should visit. But probably not today.
Hope everyone’s OK, and bravo to everyone’s who’s keeping the city functioning during the emergency.