We had another idyllic day in Wellington. Sunshine, warmth and peace. The morning spent with the geek setting up a friend’s computer and the afternoon at her daughter’s house catching up with her 26 month old son. Lovely.
But it was a very different matter in Christchurch. Once again Christchurch was hit with a huge earthquake – 5.7 on the Richter scale. Then there was a major earthquake was on 22 February 2011 at 12:51pm when Christchurch was struck by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake. The quake was centred 10km south-east of the city at a depth of 5km. 185 people died, 164 people were seriously injured and there was major, widespread damage.
The people of Christchurch are still recovering from the damage caused in that quake. Major rebuilding has been going on in the city and surrounding areas. Much progress has been made but much more is still to be done and now this latest earthquake.
Christchurch residents will now have to once again begin putting their homes and property back together after this latest earthquake. So far there has been no major injuries or serious structural damaged reported.
But there is still plenty of cleaning up to do, with reports of some buildings in South New Brighton being badly damaged, including broken glass and products having fallen off shop shelves and also there has been some liquefaction in areas of Christchurch.
Our thoughts are with our southern neighbours as once again they try to recover from nature’s fury.
“Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth
than plagues or earthquakes.”