NZ Earthquake.... 6.3 Christchurch

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    Seems a lot of damage in Christchurch, New Zealand from a 6.3 earthquake

    Reuters is reporting as many as 200 people still trapped. 65 dead.

    Dr Grumps..... we need to to check in with the forum and confirm that you didn't cause it and that you're ok.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/22/new-zealand-earthquake-christchurch

    At least 65 people have died after a powerful earthquake struck the southern New Zealand city of Christchurch, collapsing buildings, burying vehicles under debris and sending rescuers scrambling to help people trapped under rubble.

    The 6.3-magnitude quake struck the country's second largest city on a busy weekday afternoon.

    The mayor of Christchurch, Bob Parker, has declared a state of emergency and ordered people to evacuate the city centre.

    "Make no mistake this is going to be a very black day for this shaken city," he said.
     
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    PM of NZ, John Keys says this might be 'New Zealand's darkest day"

    Apparently, the US are already on the ball..... sending specialists. Yay for us! Australia is sending help too.

    God bless the people of NZ.
     
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    lets hope the death toll will be light
     
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    I'm watching the news right now.... it does not look good for NZ. And their PM seems to be saying to expect a higher death toll.... they've been having after shocks from the last one, about six months ago.... now this. I hope Grumps is ok.
     
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    i think grump in in OZ isnt he?
     
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    I'm not sure. I always think he's in NZ.... but I could be wrong.
     
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    he's from NZ, but i think he said he lives in OZ
     
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    Man, the news coverage looks bad. Whole buildings collapsed down on themselves... I'd be surprised if the dead toll doesn't climb considerably. Let's hope not but, damn, Christchurch is devastated.
     
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    yeah, for living in a known quake zone, they didnt build properly
     

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