Unfortunately I was sick in bed but luckily I leapt into the doorway when the shaking started. As the rumble grew bigger I heard the smash of glass in my kitchen and my bookcase tumbled over.
After the earthquake, Wellington was choked by traffic and there were people swarming around in the street.
I stayed in my apartment and watched the scene from above.
Lots of my friends came to visit because they couldn't get out of the city and the day turned into an impromptu party.
How were you effected by the earthquake?
Did anyone from your family get stuck in Wellington?
Have you talked with your family about what you might do if your parents are stuck in Wellington? Why do you think it might be a good idea?