September 4th 2010*

  at 4.35 am, Magnitude 7.1,  Depth 10.46 Km, Energy 671,000 tons, near Darfield, Canterbury, 38 km from Christchurch, NZ
   at 4.56 am,  Magnitude
5.6,  Depth   9.12 Km, Energy     3,000 tons,     =    674,000 tons of energy in 21 minutes


You rocked our world

You came to us in the early morning, you hit us hard without any warning
Such awesome power and devastation, then weeks of nervous anticipation
My God I fear you, are really here at 4.35 we huddled together
Though less than a minute, it felt liked forever
We felt so helpless nothing could be done
To protect us from this 7.1 magnitude, Canterbury Earthquake

You rocked our world in a bad way
On that dark and sad day, rolling earth and shaking ground
And your unforgettable sound, your anger unfurled
You rocked our world
We know you’re part of mother nature
You have our respect but still we hate ya
September the 4th we hope you never happen again
But I guess if you do, we’ll have to face ya

Aftershocks and constant treat, we haven’t seen the last of you yet
We are thankful that no life was lost, as we rebuild our city whatever the cost
United we stand, divided we fall, after you’ve gone we’ll settle our claims
But our lives will never be the same, you’ll leave our city wary and scared
But next time we’ll be better prepared, from lesson learned you taught us well

You rocked our world rolling earth and shaking ground
And your unforgettable sound, your anger unfurled
You rocked our world
We know you’re part of mother nature
You have our respect but still we hate ya
September the 4th we hope you never happen again
But I guess if you do, we’ll have to face ya

You rocked our world, in a bad way
On that dark and sad Saturday, rolling earth and shaking ground
And your unforgettable sound, your anger unfurled
You rocked our world

Listen to the original on YouTube   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhJ6ujL-zHg

Deans Home near quake centre in Darfield

Deans' historic Homebush Station homestead  which was built 154 years ago, now severely damaged by the Christchurch earthquake

 

* Information from http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz & http://www.canterburyquakelive.co.nz/