Christchurch

Posted: 28 February 2011 in Uncategorized

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake stroke Christchurch in New Zealand today during office hours in early morning.
Buildings collapsed killing dozens and trapping others, early reports say.
Since September the region has witnessing a series of quakes and aftershocks which weakened buildings and the historic old part of the city.
As the Rugby World Cup is going to take place later this year in the city, the RWC stadium suffered ‘substantial’ structural damages, according to the stadium’s developer and the surrounding area is totally wrecked.
It is understood that the stadium is going to be closed for the next 2 weeks for repairs.
This latest quake was more deadly than the other from 4th September because of a combination of the epicentre distance, depth and timing. Indeed, the tectonic plates movement contort and crumple the whole region and since that date aftershocks have been a daily occurrence .

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