‘The 7.1 and 6.3 danger earthquake story’-Juanita, 7, Home school

Seven point one earthquake The story all began way back when we came back from America. We arrived in Auckland. When we heard that there had been an earthquake in Christchurch we had to stay in Auckland for a night. That night we had a good sleep. For dinner and breakfast there were very nice meals. When we arrived in Christchurch we found a lot of cracks and found a loose brick and we had no water until the plumber came which was not very long. In the seven point one earthquake there were no dead people but some were injured. Many buildings collapsed or were a bit broken. Some places there were big holes in the road. The seven point one earthquake was quite deep. Six point three earthquake It all began when our bible study people had just left. We were just about to tidy up. I was standing right in the middle of the floor when it happened. I stood right there with my hands over my ears until Mum said, “Go in the door way.” So I did. I was only a bit scared until I found out how big it was. When I found out how big it was I did not dare go upstairs. After that there was another earthquake. It was a five point something. My brother was very scared. When we had lunch, we had it under the table. After those earthquakes my Dad came back from work. Cosette was upset because our swimming pool was closed. But Dad said, “Do not be upset because there were deaths in this earthquake.” The people on the radio said, “We think there are about 130 people dead.” After a while my Oma and Opa rang. They wanted to stay at our house because their house was a mess.

2 Responses to “‘The 7.1 and 6.3 danger earthquake story’-Juanita, 7, Home school”

  1. Ella says:

    Dear Juanita

    You have really had a time off it haven’t you? Your family as with many of others there in Canterbury have had a rough time as of late.

    You have been very brave and smart to look after yourselves and others, well done.

    There are lots of efforts outside of your area to help, people are raising money (the Prime Minister was playing cricket yesterday to raise funds in Wellington) in all sorts of ways, making sure there is plenty of blood in the hospitals, sending toys and food.

    Nobody will forget your resilience and faith, stay strong my dear.

    My thoughts are with you and your family.
    From Ella in Auckland.

  2. Janice Reid says:

    Really like your story. Thanks for writing it and telling us how scary it all was. I’ve read lots of news stories about the earthquake but no stories from children, so it was good to read about things from your point of view.

    Lunch under the table sounds fun, even though it was also scary…!



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