After last week, I can begin to imagine some of the terror they felt. The quake was off shore luckily - imagine that happening under a city! The videos taken in the homes and offices creates a deja vu feeling in my stomach. The length of time it lasted and the continual swaying of the buildings shows how well the buildings were designed and hopefully, a low loss of life in the cities.
I can't cope with the extent, the sheer scale, and the added devastation from the waves. The farms and coastal areas engulfed. Huge ships riding ahead on the leading wave showing the force and depth of the water.
A Tsunami - another coastal fear for New Zealand. One we are warned of repeatedly and perhaps for the first time we will take this fear seriously... How much time did they get to flee.. obviously not enough as so many people were still seeing trying to escape. Many are trapped on upper levels, on the few structures left standing.
They have no cellphones... the terror of not having one has become almost unimaginable to us all now - no contact with loved ones, trying to get home through a city without power, transport, information.
The whirlpool; the film from the air taps into a primal fear since childhood.
Nuclear power station facing issues due to loss of power!
We take too much for granted... we assume life will go on the same way each day.
We moan about little things.
The world is getting a wake up call they can't ignore.
Japan has supported Christchurch recently... now it is time to support them.