Breaking News: Another earthquake for Christchurch 6.3

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#1
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A massive earthquake has struck Christchurch with witnesses telling New Zealand media the 6.3 magnitude quake felt more violent than the quake in September.


There are reports of widespread destruction in the city, whichw as hit by a quake last September.
Radio New Zealand's reporter says staff at the Christchurch newsroom had to cling to their desks during the shaking. Large filing cabinets toppled.
People made their way out of the building but when they got out they couldn't see for dust.
The quake was centred at Lyttelton at a depth of 5km.
Phone lines are down and calls are not being connected to emergency services, The New Zealand Herald reports.
The quake was felt as far away as Wellington and Dunedin.

Our Kiwi friends do not deserve this. I pray and hope no lives have been taken.

Are there any cruise ships at Lyttelton today?
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Braking News: Another earthquake for Christchurch

It was a 6.3 earthquake

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=10707996

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=10707997

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4688231/Large...s-Christchurch

And their are reports that there is 1 dead & there is a LOT of damage!

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It was a shallow earthquake, reported to be 5 km depth.
I thought it felt almost as bad as the 7.1.
Buildings are down in Christchurch.
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Originally posted by Australian family
Are there any cruise ships at Lyttelton today?
Yep: Europa is in there today, but the Port website has gone off-line so I cant tell what its like there.
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I was just reading the news on line and saw this 6.3 earthquake hits Christchurch, thinking this can not be real and happening again , but its all true and thoses poor people hit again.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/-/w...s-christchurch
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You can find the latest update’s here:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=10707997

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=10707996

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4688231/Massi...stchurch-quake

(Just bear in mind NZ News sites are under heavy load at the moment so if you can’t open any of my links, keep trying.)

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That's such terrible news, the poor people just beginning to recover from the previous one. My thoughts and prayers go out to all.

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Phew, glad I don't live there. Poor Cantabs.
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And TV1/TV3 are showing the news specials, too.
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We just got back from a cruise to New Zealand on the Rhapsody. I was heartbroken when I saw the cathedral had been severely damaged. I stood in front of it taking numerous photos.
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Such devastation in Christchurch and still so many people trapped in buildings, just horrific.

Watching live coverage on Australia's Channel 7.

It has just been reported that more than 60% of Lyttleton has been destroyed.

Our hearts go out to all those affected. A special city in my heart as it is my birthplace.

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Tragic, a lot of damage and injuries, probably fatalities too. I have a couple of mates over there doing insurance investigations in ChCh following last years quake.

My thoughts with our NZ comrades.
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Just saw a report saying that there are tour groups trapped in Christchurch Cathedral, some were in the spire which has completely collapsed.

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Originally posted by Haoie
Phew, glad I don't live there. Poor Cantabs.
Lucky you.
The earthquakes are continuing this afternoon. Very unpleasant.
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Just horrifying. Our thoughts are with our NZ friends.
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Prime Minister John Key has just said that at lest 65 people have died.
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