The Big Christchurch Quake

New Zealand - Christchurch - CathedralUnless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware a massive earthquake struck Christchurch yesterday around 12:30pm local time. The city centre has been pretty much flattened. Some people who are there have described as resembling a war zone after a bomb has been dropped. A large earthquake struck Christchurch back in September but occurred deeper under the surface so the damage wasn’t as great. This one struck about 5km from the surface. I was lucky in the sense that I wasn’t anywhere near it. I flew out early in the morning from Auckland to Sydney on the day of the quake so I was already back in Australia when it struck. My thoughts go out to those who weren’t as fortunate…

Here are some photos of Christchurch from January 2011…

New Zealand - Christchurch - City Centre 2

New Zealand - Christchurch - City Centre 1

New Zealand - Christchurch - Botanic Garden

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