CNN - New Zealand Earthquake Killed 65 people.
(Christchurch, New Zealand). The earthquake occurred on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 1 p.m. local time. Hundreds are trapped in rubble and 65 people (at least) died because of this earthquake. The earthquake magnitude is 6.3 at that time, actually, 6.3 is the average when it actually touched 7.1.
It said there that the earthquake is very big, until all huge buildings were down. Most of the buildings are restaurants, hospital, and hotels, because those buildings are the biggest and the tallest size due to another buildings.
Also, lots are streets are cracked, knocked down phone line, 13% of Christchurch’s electricity were also knocked down. All hospitals are closed, but only worked only for emergency.
20 firefighters are hired, tracking for trapped people and another survivors inside the rubbles. Also flights are closed because the government is afraid of another disaster due to disturbed electricity, signals, and many more. This earthquake killed at least 65, it means the one who can’t be caught / seen are outside from the counting.
Firefighters tasking and searching are interrupted because of the rubbles, cracked road, and the size of the cracked buildings are huge, another disturbance are knocked down electricity, and so many paralyzed survivors who can’t move their body because of the huge rubbles, also limited access of movements because all cracked bulidngs especially the rubbles are very fragile that it could be knocked down and cause more damages and it could be very dangerous.
TVNZ (TV New Zealand) said that 147 year old Christchurch cathedral spire has toppled due to the huge earthquake. Laura Campbell (one of the victim) said that she was at workd but fortunately at the bottom floor which she could safe her life earlier, she also said that she saw all windows are broken and she heard grumbling sound.
All people think that that was the worst nightmare ever, since hundreds were bleeding, all public places were closed, and many tragic moments are happened at that time, giant rubbles knocked down and damage public facility such horse ride, bicycle parking lane, and traffic light are also hit by the giant rubble.
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