Monday, February 21, 2011

6.3 Quake Hits New Zealand

It looks like the earthquake story is coming back strong - a trend I have noticed over the past week or two. Just take a look at the map (there are too many to list right now):

Seismic Monitor

And now this quake in New Zealand:

New Zealand earthquake magnitude 6.3 hits Christchurch

New Zealand earthquake: a major quake hit New Zeland's second largest city Tuesday, local time. Initial reports indicate collapsed buildings and possible casualties from the New Zealand earthquake.

For the second time in five months, New Zealand's south island city of Christchurch was rocked by a major earthquake on Tuesday afternoon local time.

Initial reports from Reuters news agency indicated that there were no reports of casualties, from the magnitude 6.3 temblor.

But the New Zealand Herald is reporting casualties and major damage to downtown buildings, including the Christchurch Cathedral.

This one appears to have caused major damage:

One blog entry says New Zealand's TV3 is reporting the Pyne Gould financial services building has collapsed. Another, unsubstantiated report claims that the cathedral has collapsed.The New Zealand Press Association reported that the TVNZ building in Christchurch had collapsed.

And there's an entry that a facade of a building in downtown Christchurch has collapsed on a bus, injuring passengers. NZTV is reporting at least one fatality.

We can only hope and pray that the damage won't be as significant as the early reports are stating. The various news channels have picked up the story and are sure to provide updates.


Anonymous said...

Dear Scott >>>

please read on J Post !!!!


Stephen !!!!

I am afraid this will just continue. 2 cross, then 2 more,
and on and on.....

Expected Imminently said...

Hello Scott
I have awoken to this news and I feel rather upset. My hubby is getting cross by all the 'happenings' so he won't talk about it.

It is ironic - the name - and they say the Cathedrals are all damaged. Not sure what I mean... then I am glad yet another pang has occurred ... then I feel dreadful to feel glad, but praying as best I can for the victims. I am SO sorry N.Z. Please Lord help them.
Praise the Lord for all His Grace and Mercy.


Expected Imminently said...

NZ quake on an unknown, brand new fault, hidden by river sediment, goes right under the centre of Christchurch. The quake was an AFTER shock, and unusually high from one a month ago and in September.

This is personal to Brits, both NZ and Oz, we have the same Queen and most are British descendants, my daughter in law’s uncle is in Christchurch, they thought it was a safe area.

Heard from my Oz cousin last week, they escaped the floods but are on fire watch and nervous.

God have mercy in Jesus name.
God bless and keep NZ and Oz.

Scott said...

Amen Sue.

Today we see another surge - updating now

Scott said...

Stephen - thanks for the link - headed there now!

Anonymous said...

Warning: Third Christchurch Earthquake on 28 September 2011