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23 February 2011

Christchurch Earthquake

Hello pals

Following on from September 4ths 7.1 earthquake near Christchurch in the South Island of New Zealand, they were hit with a big aftershock yesterday afternoon at 12.51pm measuring 6.3 on the richter scale.

Because this earthquake was centred very close to the city and only 5km deep it has caused devastation mainly to the CBD of Christchurch City with damaged/collapsed buildings, rockfalls, sink holes, liquifaction (water/mud spewing out of the ground). Many people are missing, some are trapped and others are injured or dead.

Yesterday is said to be "New Zealands Darkest Day" and I would have to agree. Reports are all over the news in New Zealand and also in other parts of the world.

If you want to find out more, there is info galore on these websites:

www.theherald.co.nz
www.stuff.co.nz
www.3news.co.nz

We have been following the regular updates on the Herald site and watching the news on TV but we cannot begin to imagine the devastation of being there and it doesn't seem real from 570kms away. All our thoughts are with the people and animals in Christchurch.

Koda and my Mother Dearest

6 comments:

Benny and Lily said...

so scary. Sending good vibes to all those peoples
Benny & Lily

Lorenza said...

Hi, Koda and Mom!
We have been watching the news and sure is very sad what is happening there!
Our thoughts are with all those who are suffering in Christchurch.
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

dewdana said...

So sad for the city and its people. I forgot you were in NZ or I would have been very worried. Glad you are ok and sure you will lend your MD services should the need arise!

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Such a horrible thing to have happened.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We've been following from our news here - and from furiends' blogs and FB pages -

Paws khrossed fur the SAR to khontinue with pawsitive results -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are so very sad for your country to have to suffer such devastation and loss of life. We too are following the news on TV. We are happy that you and Team Husky families are OK, but we hold those who have suffered from this tragedy deep in our hearts.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara and Mom