When I was on course at Wigram Air Force Base in Christchurch in 1984, earthquakes weren't even on the radar. When I plied my Saturday trade as stand off or fullback playing league, little did I think about the ground on which we played. Apart from a few quakes mainly on West Coast or down south, Christchurch was considered non effected.
On a lighter note, Labour Department (OSH) have given both cricket teams guidelines for ensuring their safety in the open paddock. Suits similar to this one to the left shall be worn by all players in the pursuit of their happiness.
But seriously, back to the event. Let's hope the Aussies aren't freaked out and there are no shakes. Christchurch folks deserve that rest.