7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New Zealand
On 4th September a earthquake measuring more than 7 points was hit at New Zealand, at epic centre was at Christchurch. As a result, disaster struck the building, cracked roads, and in some areas has been interrupted supply of electricity, gas and water. It was very lucky as nobody was killed, but the new tremors continue to shake the country’s southernmost island, and the authorities decided to extend emergency
The walls of houses collapsed and roads cracked, and the residents left homeless by the earthquake at 7.1 points.
Reported two wounded. Earthquake Thousands of people woke at 4:35 am. Its epicenter was located near the town of Christchurch.
Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key and Mayor of Christchurch Bob Parker to assess the damage
In the area of a power outage, debris blocked roads, gas and water were interrupted
A women looks at the ruins, which became her bedroom
Police arrested a looter in the street in the heart of Manchester Street, Christchurch
Fire in a shop in the city center
To salvage operations were sent reinforcements to face the army and firefighters.
The representative of the Fire Department, Christchurch
Rescuers were fully armed, although the deaths were reported
Christchurch police reports significant road damage in some areas of the city.
Damage from the earthquake was about one billion dollars.
Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker on quake-hit street Manchester Street
The city continues to rage tremors. The small force of an earthquake occurred the day before.
About six bridges damaged by the earthquake
People in the eastern suburbs of Christchurch are ready for evacuation
The old building could not withstand the elements
Now in Christchurch are the restoration work.
The police after the earthquake imposed a curfew