posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 06:14 AM
I live 29kms from the epicentre. It was a fun. I was watching Die Hard with 3 others.
It started as a small vibration under my feet, I thought it was a truck coming down the hill. Then the seat my daughter & I were sitting on started
moving. The movement built up and up. I thought, " That's no truck" By this time my housemates were asking that's going on. I said. "Yup. It's
an Earthquake" the Rumble was pretty intense & there was a bit of a bump, then the shaking got really serious, Our wallunit was swaying pretty hard
but as we are relocating next week, there was nothing on it to fall over. I was starting to wonder when it was going to stop, because its the longest
Earthquake I've experienced, & this was much stronger than the one I felt in 19 Mar 2009, when I was living in Neerim North. There was another much
more solid thump & the shaking started to subside but When we heard the creaking from the roof, we grabbed the babies & went outside. Where we could
hear a dozen car alarms going off & dogs barking madly. It lasted about 30 to 45 seconds. Everyone in our complex felt it, but I know of people who
live in Morwell, closer to the epicentre, who only felt it slightly!! I don't know how!!!
The 2yr old unit we live in has small cracks in the garage & back verandah concrete, & our bathroom cornise has a crack. It was a wild ride.
Interestingly the wallunit was swaying north to south & the seat I was sitting on was moving east to west. But the while thing was like sitting on a
roller coaster & I kept thinking about all the relo's in Christchurch.