Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Being born and raised in Los Angeles I can't help but to deeply relate to the folks in NZ, let us pray for them!
Interestingly, I noticed the famous cathedral in Christchurch was damaged (practically destroyed) similarly to the devastation of the famous cathedral in Haiti, I wonder what God is trying to tell us with having such spiritual monuments damaged.
Are we as a society not paying attention to what the Church spire represents? I do not suppose these to be punishments to NZ or Haiti, no not alt all, God is not so vindictive. But Christ did tell us, "Do you suppose these were the worst sinners in all or Jerusalem to have these things happen to them? No, of course not, so you all, be careful and watch and pray lest the same happen to you."
That being said, we should take to heart the when God shakes the earth, it is both literal and figurative. In the Scriptural languages, the "World" or "earth" is both the physical world, and also the systematic order of the world. It is our system, our cultures, or politics, our structures. So when God shakes the world, He not only shakes the physical world, but also the spiritual and political. He shakes the kosmos and the order as much as the physical land, and we should take note when ever the Kosmos/Order is shaken, at is surely a vision and a sign.