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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Christchurch Quakes (22 February 2011)

[UPDATED as of March 01, 2011]

Well, an earthquake hit Christchurch once again and I am sure it was a separate earthquake (not an aftershock) to the Big One on September 4, 2010. The new quake was a Magnitude 6.3 on the Richter Scale and we got several aftershocks that followed. Right now, there are about 200 people still trapped in some collapsed buildings and is reported that there are serious fatalities (166 death toll and 200 people in grave concerns).

I am lucky to live in a Christchurch suburban area but still scary. My heart  and condolence to the family of those who perished.





Anyway, Christchurch's symbol and landmark the Cathedral collapsed today along with the heart of the city. If the government plans to rebuild the Christchurch Cathedral, it’s a good opportunity to build along with it a memorial for those who perished in today’s earthquake and aftershocks.
The Christchurch Cathedral (the symbol of the city)


From my brother's iPhone:





"Roses are red, chalice is blue,
The Cathedral has fallen many buildings too.
You can rattle our bones, you can rip streets apart,
But you will never defeat our red and black hearts!
For we are Cantabrians and together we know,
We stand tall together against anything - we can regrow."

Add this to your Blog and Facebook wall to remember those who have fallen and to remind us all stand tall 22/02/2011


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