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nebula_omega
Feb 22nd 2011, 07:51 PM
Apparently it hit sometime yesterday (I think they're a day behind us, if I remember right). So far 65 confirmed dead and hundreds more trapped in the wreckage.

From CNN: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2011/02/22/nat.nz.earthquake.aftermath.tvnz?hpt=C2

Ta-An
Feb 22nd 2011, 08:22 PM
Earthquake (http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/4692170/Christchurch-wakes-to-quake-carnage) measuring 6,3 hit New Zealand's second-biggest city, Christchurch at 12:51 (23:51 GMT) at a depth of only 4km, according to the US Geological Survey.

moonglow
Feb 22nd 2011, 08:25 PM
I know I saw this first thing this morning. :cry: We need to keep them in our prayers for sure.

Nyoka
Feb 22nd 2011, 08:33 PM
65 have been confirmed dead and many more are missing - including my aunt and her family. Many are still trapped in buildings also. My country is in shock over this. All prayers for those in the earthquake and those with missing family and friends is very much appreciated. http://www.stuff.co.nz/

RabbiKnife
Feb 22nd 2011, 08:35 PM
All the Kiwis are in our prayers.

Cyberseeker
Feb 27th 2011, 02:50 PM
This is the biggest ever disaster to hit us. 100 confirmed dead and 200 still missing - probably buried under the rubble. At present everyone's focus is on search and rescue but the coming weeks will see a stream of tragic personal stories. There will also be an economic impact.

I was in Wellington during the quake but it was not felt in the north. My family is safe but most Kiwis have friends or know of someone in Christchurch. Please keep praying for NZ.

Chris

Ta-An
Feb 27th 2011, 03:11 PM
Please keep praying for NZ.

Did you not also suffer great flooding this season??

moonglow
Feb 27th 2011, 05:26 PM
Did you not also suffer great flooding this season??

That was Australia I believe.

God bless