Today marks the first anniversary that the the city centre of the city I grew up in was largely destroyed and many houses on the east side of the city were badly damaged in a magnitude 6.3 earthquake that had the second highest ground accerlation ever recorded in the world, and killed 185 people.
At 12:51 PM it would have been exactly a year, so in 2 hours from now. It's so sad to think about it :-(
Something neat that people are doing though is putting flowers (real or plastic) into the tops of road cones in memory of those who lost their lives, and apparently most cones in Chch now have a flower in the top of them.
I am not currently in Christchurch (New Zealand) as I am in another city in the north island for a year for my studies.