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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Christchurch Earthquake: One Year Since...

Pre-Quake: Old Christchurch at night (source)
One year ago (September 4, 2010), a 7.1 earthquake hit the city of Christchurch and the Canterbury region. The Quake was followed by several huge aftershocks. It calm down about eight hours later but since then aftershocks just keep coming back. There were some huge ones after September 4, there was the Boxing Day (December 26) Quake and of course, the fatal February 22 Big Quake that killed almost 200 people. The most recent big one was the June the 13th Quake and between these big quakes, aftershocks just keep coming back. There were 8529 quakes and aftershocks since September 4 last year and the latest was just this morning at 05:09 AM.

Anyway, half of the city is back to normal though ever since that day last year, the most English city in the southern hemisphere will never be the same. 
 
[Today is also Father's Day in New Zealand and my late father's 68th birthday]


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