Scoop Coverage: Canterbury Earthquake Memorial 22/2/12

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“Like its iconic cathedral much of Christchurch is slowly rocking itself to pieces. It is yesterday’s city with shipping containers protecting people and motorists from quakes. Other containers are prized open like sardines cans used for safe shopping …


Public Address link: Dave Haywood from the
Linwood Park Temporary Earthquake Village
Emma Hart
Photos: EQNZ Remembrance

185 Chairs (installation at Oxford Terrace Baptist Church site)
by Pete Majendie. Photo: @edmuzik


February 22: Christchurch – One Year On

Kip Brook: Like its iconic cathedral much of Christchurch is slowly rocking itself to pieces. It is yesterday’s city with shipping containers protecting people and motorists from quakes. Other containers are prized open like sardines cans used for safe shopping precincts. This is a city like no other.

We’ve now had 40 earthquakes between magnitude 5 and 6 here in Christchurch since September 4, 2010. We’ve had over 10,000 quakes in total and nearly 600 quakes have been five kilometres or less in depth. As a result tens of thousands of homes and buildings are destroyed and being pulled down or have collapsed. More>>

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