Skip to comments.6.3 Earthquake Rocks Christchurch, New Zealand....
Posted on 02/21/2011 5:05:43 PM PST by TaraP
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand -- New Zealand's quake-ravaged Christchurch city was struck by a strong earthquake causing further damage after a strong quake hit the city last year, local media reported on Tuesday.
The quake was measured at magnitude 6.3 by local scientists with a focal depth of 5 kilometres, 10 kilometres southwest of the country's second biggest city.
Local media reported filing cabinets and computers being thrown from desks, damage to buildings, and a city bridge made impassable.
maybe they should have thought twice about legalizing homosexaul marriage.
That aint a real deep quake
A large quake has struck Christchurch, with reports of buildings and houses down and people trapped.
Witnesses said there were buildings down all around Cathedral Square in the city, with the church destroyed.
Witnesses said there would be “deaths” this time and their were reports of people being trapped in buildings across the city.
Christchurch resident Sean Scanlon said it was by far the biggest shake since the original September 4 quake. The power was out and phone lines jammed.
Christchurch Hospital was being evacuated, a spokewoman for the hospital said.
Huge quake strikes Canterbury Breaking A huge earthquake has struck Canterbury with witnesses reporting the 6.3 magnitude quake felt more violent than the quake in September.
I’m not sure I would recommend putting filing cabinets atop desks in such a “vibrant” place. Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on.
Hope this thread goes better than the other one we had about this- the Mods pulled it for some reason.
They’re evacuating all of Christchurch- I guess the damage is incredible.
There’s been a 5.6 aftershock
“the Mods pulled it for some reason. “
And I quote: “Pulled on 02/21/2011 5:23:22 PM PST by Admin Moderator, reason:
In other words, some omniscient, omnipotent Mod figured it was better to dump a thread chock-full-of pictures and information, than to put up with a little bit of low-key bickering....
Oh for Pete’s sake.
Oh well- sometimes mods just have an off day..
..now hearing multiple fatalities in Christchurch.
Central City cordoned off. Press building collapsed, cathedral collapsed. Traffic chaos. Walking to see my wife. #Eqnz
Christchurch, New Zealand
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All outside building at moment. Sirens going off, lots of tears. I’m shaking. I can’t get hold of my wife either. Small aftershooks still.
about 1 hour ago via Beezz
Thanks for posting!
Please keep updating as necessary...
‘Multiple fatalities in Christchurch quake February 22, 2011 - 12:29PM
New Zealand media are reporting multiple fatalities from the Christchurch earthquake.
Godzilla is partying in New Zealand????
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