– Linwood Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand

Well it all started when i was at school we finished at 12 lunch time so i bused home with a bunch of my mates on the 35 bus it goes down my street anyways we caught the bus went through town we stopped on a corner next to a roundabout when something weird started to happen then i realized the bus was shaking it was a quake!!! it felt as if the bus was going to tip over it was so violent hated it a lot

i was so scared thought i was going to die! i saw a fish n chip wall fall down killing a mother and her baby :(((( as we got down my street me and my well now ex best friend got off the bus terrified as anything we both ran and ran so fast she ran me to my street the next minute we felt the big aftershock standing on the road holding each other as we tried not to fall over then what i saw after it stopped the whole street started to flood lots of silt started pouring out the ground it was so scary this was the feb 22 quake i hated it but she took off home ditched me ugh and so i started running home but i couldn’t get to my house

this guy helped me onto the footpath which was nice luckily my dad came racing round the corner mum was home by herself i sat on the trampoline outside my mum was so worried bout me she thought i was dead!

my brother lived in avonside drive his street was flooded he was living in a 2 story house he was upstairs he decided to bunk school that day his school was in town unlimited but if he went that day i would have never seen him again

im so grateful to be here earthquakes are so scary and freaky. as for me i go to hagley college i was lucky to finish early that day :) otherwise i wouldn’t be here either.

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