Devastation hits new Zealand

22 Feb

At least sixty-five people have died and two hundred are feared to be trapped under the wreckage in Christchurch, New Zealand after an earthquake hit on Tuesday.

The 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit at 12.51 pm local time. Jo Kane, a Christchurch resident said “I’m a Wellington girl and I grew up with earthquakes, but I’m telling you I’m sitting here with an expression like an opossum in the headlights”

There are thousands of earthquakes in New Zealand every year, but very few do any damage. The last time the town experienced a high magnitude earthquake was September 4th 2010, when a 7.1 magnitude earthquake which only injured two people.

The famous Christchurch Cathedral has been destroyed by the quake, Kazkos of Twitter said “This is so sad…I remember playing chess in front of the cathedral…thoughts out to everybody in NZ”


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