Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Canterbury Earthquake

Canterbury Earthquake 
On Saturday morning at 4am there was a earthquake that happened in Christchurch. People say that the measurement of the earthquake was 7.1 on the Richer Scale. The earthquake was 10km below the ground. The people in Christchurch were shocked that an earthquake had hit them.

The earthquake caused lots of damage. It destroyed 100 000  houses, so that meant that there was no power because the power cables were broken down from all of the destruction. There was also no clean water to drink. From all of the house that collapsed the place was littered with bricks and rubble.There were massive cracks in the ground.

The earthquake caused many dangers for the people of Canterbury. Some people came to put the power back on but  the power went of again. The sewage pipes were broken as well so people had to boil their water before they drank it all around the place.

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