Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Love to Christchurch

Yesterday another devastating earthquake hit the city of Christchurch.

This quake measured a smaller 6.3 on the Richter scale - as opposed to the 7.1 of the September quake, the damage caused was worse because the September quake occurred 33 km below the earth's surface and this one occurred a mere 5 km below the surface.. I'm assuming the earth absorbed some of the shock of the September quake and Chch experienced more of the force of it this time and already we have 65 confirmed deaths with many more people trapped in rubble and buildings.

I have very good friends in Christchurch and thankfully they are all safe and out of the city now.

more photos HERE

I sat all night glued to the TV and was dumbstruck at the devastation and ruin.
Prayers, thoughts and best wishes to all in Christchurch.

1 comment:

Jenny said...

I am also shocked at the devastation that has occurred and so sad for all the people there