Last time I had a timeout was for something devastating in Queensland, Australia. I’m sorry to say that this is something devastating as well. Since Richard Armitage is in New Zealand, I am probably more aware of what’s going on there than I would be. However my sensitivity came about, my thoughts and prayers are with those in Christchurch who have experienced a significant earthquake.
And it is a testament to our present age that I and many others could learn so quickly about this through first Twitter and then YouTube. I hope that speedy knowledge will help facilitate aid to those people.
I don’t know what’s going on in NZ, but I saw this video not long after the quake, and it looks pretty bad:
There are reports that people are possibly trapped under the rubble.
edit: Sadly, death’s have been confirmed.
I will update with any information about sending aid.
For those looking for friends and loved ones, Google has set up an application to help.
Update: here is a link to TheOneRing.Net’s piece about helping those in New Zealand.