Since the 7.1 earthquake here in NZ September 2010 we have had literally several thousands of aftershocks here in Christchurch to this day because a complex series of fault lines that no one knew about became evident to us here in Christchurch. I have written a hub about these. There have since been some very large quakes, most notably the 6.3 February quake in 2011 that killed 182 people in my city. Two buildings collapsed killing so many people.
Now I as I write this we are are still getting them, almost between 1 and 4 a day and when we don't feel any they seem to wind up in to bigger ones later like 5's or 6 pointers which do so much damage. People here are so fed up with them, many have left, peoples homes on the east-side of the city are destroyed. We seem to get a 6 point quake every four months. Geologist think we are still in store for another big one and we may still get quakes 30 years on.
Very depressing but we have learned to live with these things now for 2 years virtually, night after night. Houses need checking all the time for structural damage and when we get big ones we lose power and have to shovel tons of silt of the street because of liquefaction. Every time we go to the mall or supermarket we feel we take our own life in our hands, but what else can we do. I fear for my children. After we get a big one everyone races to pick up their kids from school, through grid-locked streets with cracked and open roads. Very stressful