And then the craziest things... I walked outside and people were running this way and that, getting in their cars and departing (some were laying down rubber, kid you not). Took me a while to figure that they were simply being smart and geeting home before the roads gridlocked. We stood around and watched the most bizarre thing ever - liquefaction. Unheard of 10 months ago, but now a common descriptor of this silt laden water that simply oozes aout of the ground.
Check this out.
I got sent some vid by a colleague but have lost it, when I get it back I'll post.
As I said, RESPECT to the people of Christchurch, I'm pretty sure the novelty has worn off for them.