UK Today News: New Zealand Earthquake – 7.0- Magnitude Earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand Causes Widespread Damage
Earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand: New Zealand’s second largest city, Christchurch, was hit by a 7.0 magnitude’s earthquake early morning on Saturday, September 4, 2010. The earthquake caused widespread damage, but there were no reports of casualties.
The Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key as well as John Carter, Defence Minister, had been in the affected areas to evaluate the damage caused by the earthquake, soon after the natural calamity took place.
Reports state that there has been lots of damage – many buildings have collapsed, lots of cars are crushed and many homes too, have suffered damages. Carter said, “The South Island’s really bearing the worst of it at the moment.” Luckily the place escaped with no human loss, as there were no deaths reported in the region, but people have suffered from serious injuries as severe as broken bones and cuts.
The nation’s army would soon be sending its troops to resettle the place.