Christchurch, New Zealand hit with 6.3 earthquake
during the lunch hour today (Tuesday in New Zealand). Many buildings in the central city have collapsed. Reports of many fatalities. People trapped in collapsed and partially-collapsed buildings. Buildings and huge boulders falling on top of buses filled with people. Emergency services overwhelmed. Water pipes broken and rushing up through buckled roads. Sewage spewing out of busted underground pipes. Fears of a tsunami. This is just so very very bad.
Here is the story from the New Zealand Herald News.