Please keep the people of Christchurch in your hearts and minds. After months of stress and distress following last September's earthquake, a 6.3 quake shook the city at lunchtime today. The devastation is significant; the earthquake's epicentre was very shallow. There are fatalities, people trapped in buildings, darkness and rain tonight. And there is concern, of course, about the inevitable aftershocks.
Light candles, please. And send up a prayer - or your personal equivalent of prayer - for the people and their city. . .