Thursday, February 24, 2011

Earthquake in Christchurch

On Tuesday the 22nd of 2011, Christchurch was hit by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake, it was 5km deep and hit Christchurch at 12.51 in the afternoon.

The earth is dived into big chunks, these chunks are called tectonic planets. When the tectonic planets rub against each other, it can cause an earthquake. This is what happened in Christchurch back in September, and again yesterday.

Shaking and rumbling of the earth caused many buildings to topple over. Rescuers are still looking for survivors under the collapsed buildings. To be able to get the survivors they have had to cut parts of their body off so they can be freed from the rubble.

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