Quakes shake Christchurch couple
Edith and Ian McGhee moved to Seddon to escape the earthquakes in Christchurch
Edith and Ian McGhee moved to Seddon to escape the earthquakes in Christchurch and after today's shake are feeling like they've "been there, done that".
"These one's were as bad as Christchurch as far as we're concerned," Mr McGhee said.
"The severity was the same," Mrs McGhee added.
"I was trying to get outside and the walls and everything were disappearing around me; it usually takes me three seconds to get outside but today it was a bit longer."
The couple heard a big crack, and discovered it was the house below theirs.
Vineyard workers lived in the house but were not home during the quake, they said.
It had been cordoned off with red tape.
Mr and Mrs McGhee would be staying the night at the welfare centre at Seddon Sschool, but said they would not be leaving Seddon.
"It's the community, and the people, but where we are we've got a good house with a big section."
They said they felt safer being in a big open space.
The couple had lost the chimney of their Seymour St house in the first quake in July.
- The Marlborough Express