Just a short note to let folks who aren't watching Twitter know that we're all fine here. Broken beer and wine glasses, but no broken bottles. Four 5.0+ quakes, smaller ones every ten minutes or so. We have company visiting from Canada; they'd have felt cheated if #eqnz didn't show them a good time. They got to help clean up broken glass after the 5.8, then again after the 6.
Power never went out; water dropped for about 5 minutes after the 6.0 - perhaps until they got backup power to the pumping station.
We spent the afternoon enjoying the gorgeous sun in the backyard, watching the kids run around, and mostly ignoring the quakes.
In case of emergency, as always, catch me at @EricCrampton on Twitter.