There is no end to the force and fury of Mother Nature here in the Southern hemisphere.
Yesterday our neighbours across the ditch (New Zealand) were hit by an earthquake that shattered the city of Christchurch and surrounding areas (HERE).
Though it only reached 6.3 on the Richter Scale the quake was very shallow (only 5km deep), which lead to the devastating destruction. Watching the news we are hit by live footage of seriously injured and distressed locals, collapsed buildings, debris everywhere. It resembles a war zone and the grief & despair are immense!
At daybreak today the death toll reached 75, and some 300 people are still missing. Thousands stand without water (ca 80% of the city), homes, and food. The situation is dire as the rescue workers continue to search and find people & bodies across the city.
It is yet again heart breaking to watch people and animals suffer such pain, and my thoughts go out to all of those affected. May the suffering be minimal and your loved one safe..