Recently, I sent out a request for others to share their memories of the Christchurch earthquakes that occurred five years ago. To my pleasant surprise, some have come forward with stories so moving that I felt it was important to share them with the world. Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be sharing some of the stories sent to me about that day as well as sharing a few of my own. The February 2011 quake changed our lives forever, but has made the city of Christchurch a stronger community.
After the earthquake that struck Christchurch on 22 February 2011, there was so much devastation. However for Janine Lattimore, her memories of the first earthquake, which occurred in the early hours of 4 September 2010, were most vivid.