For those who do not know, Christchurch in New Zealand was hit by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake today at 12:51pm NZ time, 65 people are confirmed dead and with many more still missing and severly injured that total is expected to rise dramatically.
I just want to thank the Australian, US and Japanese governments and Australian citizens for the outreach of support and the offer of specialist equipment and USR teams.
Mother earth has had it in for Queensland, Brazil and for a second time, New Zealand. There’s also a large amount of political unrest in the Middle East. 2011 has to be one of the worst years in history so far! Anyway, I feel sorry for everyone affected by this. There’s nothing I can say that will change anything, but everyone should know that the rest of the world is thinking of you.
My thoughts are with those there who are affected.
I have exams on at the moment, my post grad finals, and yet I can’t at all help but feel how pointless they are. Political genocides in the middle east and Africe, huge floods/winds in australia, huge earthquakes in NZ. This year is turning into a catastrophe! Certainly puts exam stress into perspective though.