Awesome picture. Did you take that one Hawk?
Can't lay claim to this one. The pics I took were of comparatively unimpressive small cracks around our property
I went for a drive around the city yesterday and helped out where I could. The devastation in some areas is amazing - roads with potholes big enough to swallow a car, houses with cracks running right up the walls, liquefaction everywhere, lamposts buckled in half, rubble where buildings used to stand, boulders the size of shipping containers fallen off cliff faces, collapsed chimneys, surface flooding etc
At the same time the outpouring of aid and support is equally as impressive - people with barbecues on the side of the road giving out free food, Caltex giving away free cooking gas, strangers turning up with wheelbarrows and shovels to clear liquefaction off properties, people opening their homes to others who have lost theirs, random acts of kindness and generosity, companies and individuals donating their time, equipment and resources to those in need etc. One thing's for sure - it's going to be a long road to recovery.
This is ace-reporter Hawkeye signing off from quake-central.