Saturday, September 4, 2010

Quake devastates New Zealand

Haiti Quake: 7.0

Christchurch (NZ) quake: 7.4

Port Au Prince pop.: 704,776

Christchurch pop: 340,000

Christchurch deaths: 0

Haiti deaths: 230,000

Christchurch injured: 2

Haiti injured: 300,000

Christchurch damage: "building facades crashed to the ground, crushing parked cars and showering the roads with shattered glass, while gas and water electricity supplies were cut"

Haiti damage: "1,000,000 made homeless, 250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings had collapsed"

Amplify’d from

Officials said it was “extremely lucky” no one was killed when the 7.0 magnitude quake shook the island nation's second-largest city of Christchurch just before dawn. Frightened residents fled their homes to find streets covered in rubble and glass, but despite the extent of the damage only two people were seriously injured in the city of 340,000 people.


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