Christchurch 7.1 Earthquake (Photo Gallery)

By Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff
September 18, 2010 Updated: September 18, 2010

A 7.1 magnitude quake hit the Canterbury region of the South Island in the early hours of Saturday morning September 4, driving people from their beds and causing millions of dollars in damage to buildings, roads, bridges, water and sewage ways in the region.

“This was terrifying, 4:35 in the morning and people couldn’t stand; they were knocked to the floor,” said Michael Brown of Bishopdale, Christchurch.

"I know we’re known as the 'Shaky Isles' over here, but this is bigger than just about everybody has experienced."

 

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Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff