US and Brit rescue teams are due in to Christchurch airport in about an hour and a half from now. I heard the leader of an Aussie team commenting on the radio about half an hour ago that they were astonished at the destruction on their way in from the airport. They don't get earthquakes and we don't get bush fires. We all seem to get taxed though.
Yep, here in California we get quakes and fires, but the loss of life in NZ is high, especially for a 6.3 quake.