Magnitude 6.3, Tuesday, February 22 2011 at 12:51 pm (NZDT), 10 km south-east of Christchurch.
The first we knew of the quake in our house was a text message from Jo Jo in Christchurch asking how big it was. The Boy Wonder and I sat watching in utter horror as pictures emerged from what looked like a war zone, Christchurch city was unrecognizable. After some quick phones calls and text messages we knew our family were safe. We also began to realize how many people were not okay and how many lives were devastated.
Twitter exploded with people trying to find family members and get messages in and out of Christchurch. Amongst the orderly chaos, I heard a voice. A friend. A fellow author. Cassie Hart.
Like so many of us she wanted to help.
Cassie found away.
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