Christchurch Earthquake Leaves A City Devastated

Breaking News – Another earthquake has shaken Christchurch in New Zealand. The 6.3 magnitude hit at around 1pm causing severe damage. There are reports that there are multiple fatalities with many trapped under collapsed buildings. Two buses are believed to have been crushed and aftershocks are making it difficult for rescue workers to get to the trapped. The city has run out of ambulances and other cities are currently clearing hospitals to accommodate the injured. Thoughts and prays go out to all in Christchurch.

UPDATE : 65 people confirmed dead and rising.

Psst If you have family and friends in the area, the government has requested you  TEXT not ring them. Over 80% of telecommunications are down.


Filed under All That Is Wrong With The World, Friggin Scary

5 responses to “Christchurch Earthquake Leaves A City Devastated

  1. Oh terrifying. I have never been in an earthquake and I know I’d completely lose it if I were. Never lost my cool in a tornado, but when the earth itself is revolting that’s when my brain checks out.

  2. Julie

    The photos coming out of Christchurch are heartbreaking 😦

  3. spilledinkguy

    Very sad. Events like this leave me at a loss for words.

  4. The people in Australia and New Zealand seem to be getting far more than their share of natural disasters lately. So sad. I hope they can rescue any of the trapped before it’s too late.

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