Originally uploaded by johnstewartnz.
(Look at that vertical displacement!)
(edit: A couple of friends have since reminded me that "displacement" is a specific geologic term with regard to quakes. This offset might not be ground displacement as much as separation due to liquefaction or localized sinking.)
(above photos by digitalsadhu
(above photos by John Stewart
(above photos by Brendan Gloistein
After I looked at these, I reminded my husband that we haven't replaced the attachment hardware for our bookshelves, so we'll do that this weekend.
We also need to re-inventory our quake kit and find out what we need to replace. My favorite list of supplies is sfgate.com.
Folks from Christchurch respond to last night's big quake:
The panicky woman couldn't have known then (and many folks don't know, in general) that the quake wasn't really big enough for a tsunami, especially given as it was centered under land. They're usually from bigger quakes centered under water, with specific seismological conditions. But when the ground has bounced you out of bed in the wee hours of a winter's morning, that's probably not your first thought.