Two more big aftershocks - magnitude 5.5 and 6.0, close and shallow. My team went back to work after the first one, then evacuated again and stayed out after the second one. Building took damage and, once again, we're at home till further notice.
Jo and I are ok. Home has lost water - there's liquefaction and water bubbling up in the streets again - but we still have electricity and plenty of bottled water. More stuff fell down, but things are generally intact.
News is still coming in, but there've been more injuries and a number of buildings damaged or destroyed. Addington is looking gridlocked on the outbound streets, with traffic lights not working on the intersection closest to us. I'd suggest not trying to drive in that area, especially away from town. Jo's noted that Ferry Road, between Settler's Cres and the bridge at Ferrymead, is flooded too.
Relevant information's coming through at http://canterburyearthquake.org.nz/ with photos and other updates at http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch-earthquake-2011/5136644/Powerful-earthquakes-rock-Christchurch
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