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Christchurch Earthquake (13th June 2011)

Christchurch Earthquake Damage
Christchurch Earthquake Damage

At 1pm on 13th June 2011, another large earthquake registering 5.5 on the Richter Scale hit Christchurch City and the surrounding Canterbury region of New Zealand.

The earthquake was followed by several smaller shocks, and then at 2:20pm a huge 6.3 earthquake rocked Christchurch City.

The 6.3 earthquake caused many more millions of dollars of damage to buildings, the Lyttelton Port, items, stock, land and roads.

Large rocks crumbled from the Sumner/Port Hills and another 70+ buildings were damaged in the Christchurch CBD.

The earthquake was felt as far south as Invercargill and as far north as Wellington.

One elderly man has died as a result of this earthquake.

How You Can Help

Christchurch needs your help!

New Zealand, and indeed the entire world, has rallied together to help sort our crisis. Many university students and others who cannot currently return to school or work are volunteering to help with the community clean-up.

If you cannot physically help, then you can help by donating now to the Christchurch City Mission, or one of the many other charities set up to help Christchurch.

It is going to take many years and lots of hard work to restore our beautiful city, but together we can do it!

Donations

You can make a donation by going to the Christchurch City Mission website.

Current Date & Time: November 15 2018, 9:39 am

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