We woke this morning to TV stories reporting damage (see http://islandfreepress.org/2010Archives/09.02.2010-FriscoPier/index.html) to the Frisco Pier and other familiar haunts on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
This afternoon I got online and saw collapsed buildings and destroyed cars in Christchurch, NZ, where an earthquake struck some four hours ago (see http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/4094986/Massive-7-4-quake-hits-South-Island). As reminders, from this blog: http://seagardensandglass.blogspot.com/2010/04/christchurch.html
My heart breaks! So many lovely spots that may be forever altered.