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Earthquake strikes New Zealand's Christchurch. . . .

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Lizzy, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. Lizzy

    Lizzy JF-Expert Member

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    Strong earthquake rattles NZ's Christchurch
    (AP) – 19 minutes ago*
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A strong earthquake struck the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday, sending goods tumbling from shelves and prompting terrified holiday shoppers to flee as buildings shook. There was no tsunami alert issued and the city appeared to have been spared major damage.

    One person was injured at a city mall and was taken to a hospital, Christchurch police said in a statement. But there were no immediate reports of serious injuries or widespread damage in the city, which is still recovering from the devastating February earthquake that killed 182 people and destroyed much of the downtown area.

    The 5.8-magnitude quake struck Friday afternoon 16 miles (26 kilometers) north of Christchurch at a depth of 2.5 miles (4 kilometers), the U.S. Geological Survey said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue an alert.
    The city's airport was evacuated and all city malls shut down as a precaution.
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    Aise... Tunashukuru Mungu haikua mbaya sana.Poleni wote kwa mshtuko...
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    Kama mwaka jana tu .. ilitokea siku kadhaa kabla Xmass..
    Tuzidi kuwaombea tu kwa kweli ..
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    Dah!That is Nature!
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    Thanks it was below 6.0 magnitude! when its close 7 and above ... ITS something else .. Marry xmass all in Christchurch!!
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    Tatizo ni hiyo serikali yao...