Friday, September 10, 2010

Christchurch Earthquake

On Saturday morning 4:00 a.m an earthquake unexpectedly struck in the city of Christchurch. The earthquake was 7.1 on the Richter scale. There was Devastation in the middle of Christchurch with tilted building , massive cracks and also shattered glass .

With roads buckled this is what made it really dangerous for the people who were living there.Just when the earthquake happened a person had a heart attack and sadly died . Many parts of the city were covered in water through liquefaction and there were bricks and rubble littered everywhere. The Buildings were unstable and that is what made them collapse.
It was dangerous when the earthquake happened because there were chimneys falling, blown pipes and crushed cars. People had to quickly evacuate from their home or they would have gotten crushed. Some people say it sounded like a train slammed into their house and there are still more after shocks to come.

I was really scared when I heard about the earthquake because of all the damage and the possibility of people getting killed.I thought there might be an earthquake in Auckland.