Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Christchurch is still shaking!


After the massive earthquake which shook Christchurch, New Zealand, over a week ago with such a large loss of life, there are still large aftershocks.  The above picture is taken from the New Zealand Geological website showing the earthquake seismological drums are still shaking 7 days after the initial quake. Seismological activity is also being reported from NZ’s 2 active volcanoes putting both of them on alert. Hopefully these will all settle down before anything serious happens again.

Latest reports are that at least 30% of the inner city buildings in Christchurch will have to be demolished and the remainder undergo strengthening. It will virtually mean a new city centre which is going to take probably a decade to complete.

1 comment:

Mary and Tony Price said...

Please ask any of your blog readers who are able, to donate to the Earthquake appeal. People in Christchurch are desperate and every little bit helps. Thanks to all you caring people