Today is Remembrance Day in Christchurch, 22nd February 2012.
Today, 1 year ago at 12.51pm, an earthquake of 6.3 magnitude, at a depth of a bare 5 km and centred 10 km south-east of the city centre of
, struck. This followed the 7.1-magnitude 4 September 2010. Christchurch
The effect of the first earthquake was huge as a major earthquake had never occurred ‘under’ the CBD of a major city before. The September earthquake had the effect of shaking everything, causing deaths, bringing down buildings, primarily of the unreinforced masonry or brick type and shaking to the foundations the local populace.
Then on the 23rd December 2011, two earthquakes or 5.8 and 6.0 struck again. This time most of the damaged buildings sustained much more damaged and had more of a psychological affect on the populace. So spare a thought today for all of those who lost their lives or were injured in the