Wow! I didn't know that news of NZ made it to the civilized world so fast!
It's humbling to see so many people showed concern by email. I am truly touched. Thank you.
For those who are still wondering, I live between New Plymouth and Hawera in the North Island. The earthquake was about 30k outside of Christchurch in the South Island. I had to hear about it on the telly after I got out of bed!
Thanks again for those who showed such concern!