New Zealand Earthquake Kills 65 And Traps Hundreds

by Walter McGowan

There is a lot more shaking going on with a powerful magnitude 6.3 earthquake in the southern New Zealand city of Christchurch which has killed at least 65 people, and left many others trapped in damaged buildings.

Pavements and roads were cracked and split, and hundreds of dazed, screaming and crying residents wandered through the streets as sirens blared throughout the city.

The US Geological Survey said the centre of the quake was three miles from the city at a relatively shallow depth of 2.5 miles.

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