Unlike the earthquake that hit the city last year, this one was during the middle of the day and quite shallow.
Hundreds of people are still trapped under buildings, including many visitors to the city that was renowned for its beauty.
For a country with a population of only 4 million, everyone knows someone who knows someone, which means everyone knows someone who is affected by the quake.
Rescue teams and specialists from places like Australia, USA, Japan and England are planning to help with the rescue effort.
My heart goes out to everyone in Christchurch, and anyone who has a loved one there. ･ﾟ’❁,✿,｡･:*❀･ﾟ’❁