22 February, 2011

6.3 Magnitude Earthquake hits New Zealand..

The building levelled by the 6.3 quake (tvnz.co.nz)

Multiple fatalities have been reported after a powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch on New Zealand's South Island, police have said.The powerful tremor started at 1251 on Tuesday (2351 GMT on Monday) only 10km (6.2 miles) south-east of the city, caused widespread destruction of buildings and many other infrastructures.

The tremor is claimed to have caused several fatalities much destruction compared to several earthquakes after the sepetember tremor of 7.1 magnitude and the chrismas time quake of 4.9.Airports closed and hospitals evacuation underway(BBC)

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