Sunday, September 5, 2010

Earthquake Hits New Zealand's Christchurch...

Early Saturday morning a 7.1 earthquake hit New Zealand's second largest city.
Over 500 buildings were damaged in the quake and fortunately there were few casualties.
Many Christchurch folk are homeless at the moment and damage repair is estimated to be well over two billion dollars.
Experts have been warning of a large earthquake to hit the area but this they say was not it.
That's not something to look forward to...
The Flying Tortoise is 1500 kilometres away, safely in the north of the North Island.
To those who've sent messages of concern, thankyou...
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1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear you are okay.

    Not so happy about homeless people. Let's hope the NZ Government helps out better than the US Govt did with New Orleans. Apparently it's still a mess down there, and it's been years now. I'm saddened by this and can't help but agree when I hear people say "God bless America". I hope God does, because their Government isn't helping.

    I hope I'm wrong and that things are happening. I hope NZ gets sorted and back on its feet too.