my story and what i remember from the Christchurch quake is definitely not as extreme and as long as most but it is there still. living and being at the time in the Marlborough sounds we didn’t get the violence that Christchurch got but i remember on the morning of the first quake (september 4th) i had had a bad night sleeping and was lying awake in bed when it began shaking, not violently, but enough to be able to feel it well. it took me a second as you often do to realize what was going on but as sevral items throughout my room rattled i suddenly knew what it was. i only felt it small but will always remember it cause of what that same quake did to christchurch.
we had our turn of be quakes in mid 2013 and that was quite scary and i was doing a math test at the time but couldn’t finish it cause i was so like worried and shaking all over.
will always remember christchurch and those who lost their lives in such a tragedy.