Haven’t had any direct news on where Ms. Williams was during the earthquake or whether she was affected by it. However, after making inquiries via Twitter and Facebook, got the following message from the maintainer of the Predicament Facebook page:
“Thousands of people were left shaken following a massive earthquake tonight which was felt throughout the lower North Island and Upper South Island.
The quake, which measured 6.8 on the richter scale, was centred under the sea 50km south-east from Gisborne but was felt all the way down to Christchurch.
While the extent of the damage was not known last night, firefighters were flooded with calls about fallen power lines, building damage and activated alarms.”