Last September, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit the city that I live in (Christchurch, New Zealand) and caused a lot of damage, although luckily noone was killed (My blog post from last September's quake is here).
This time on the 22nd of February, we weren't so lucky. A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit, and it caused a LOT more damage, injuries and death than the previous quake. It is a total disaster.
Thanks for all of you who have written in asking about how my staff and my family are doing, we are safe, although many have had a lot of damage to their houses and our offices have been damaged too.
The restaurant that my wife and I were going to have dinner at last night was flattened, so we're lucky the earthquake came in the afternoon and not the evening.
I've posted a video below that tells my account, plus includes several photos that I took when I was on my way home from the quake, and also when I was driving to see my mother:
Thanks again for your support everyone, my staff, my family and I all greatly appreciate it.