Earthquake in New Zealand

At least 75 people are dead after a 6.3-magnitude quake rocked Christchurch, New Zealand’s second-largest city, on Tuesday. Prime Minister John Key said the world may be witnessing “New Zealand’s darkest day.”

The city’s airport was shut down and the hospital evacuated. Rescue crews are searching for hundreds of people who remain trapped in toppled buildings or scattered debris. The US Geological Survey said the quake was centered 3 miles from the city.

According to Huffington Post, this is the second major quake to hit Christchurch in 5 months. The 7.1-magnitude quake on September 4, 2010, shook the city, but there was no loss of life.



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  1. bestessay says:

    May their soul rest in peace. The disaster is really very hard. It gives a biggest loss. New zealand should do for this to avoid this again. Other countries are joining hands to help them out is a great sign of humanity. Must say it is the darkest day .

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