Fear, shock in Christchurch after quake | The Australian
This is awful, 65 people are confirmed dead, and the city is in tatters, hundreds of people are trapped in collapsed buildings. This quake was a 6.3 and struck only 5km's below the surface, toppling buildings that were already weakened by a 7.0 quake that struck in September. If you're the praying type, spare a few for the people of Christchurch and surrounds, and if you're not give it a go anyway.THOUSANDS of shocked people are wandering rubble-strewn Christchurch today, many searching for loved ones and trying to reach trapped people, after a major earthquake threw the city into chaos.
Screams rang out across the southern New Zealand city's main square as parts of Christchurch Cathedral toppled to the ground, while TV footage showed onlookers clinging to each other and others bleeding and limping.