Saturday, 4 September 2010

Christchurch New Zealand

No doubt most of you will have now heard that Christchurch suffered a large earthquake yesterday morning measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale, fortunately with no fatalities due to the early morning hour.  This is the largest natural disaster since the Inangahua earthquake in May 1968 also measuring 7.1 with the loss of 3 lives.

New Zealand’s worst earthquake was in February 1931 when the cities of Napier and Hastings were devastated with the 7.8 magnitude quake with the loss of 256 lives.

quake9-600x400 The devastation on the corner of  Manchester and Worcester Streets in Christchurch central.EPA/David Alexander

To all our readers in Christchurch we wish you all the best and hope that your lives were not affected too much by this terrible quake.

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