Here is the story in pictures of the latest deadly quake that hit New Zealand where nearly 400 people have died or are missing in Christchurch.
Heartfelt condolences to the families of those who’ve lost their near and dear ones.
A group of people travel with Glacier Explorers to see one of the many icebergs that caved into Tasman Lake as a result of the 6.3-magnitude
earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Feb. 22.
Several of the icebergs that caved into Tasman Lake are seen from the air.
Fifteen-year-old Kent Manning (left) and his sister Libby, 18, react with their father, who asked not to identified, after they were told by police
that there was no hope of finding Kent and Libby's mother alive in a collapsed building.
The astonishing impact of the earthquake is seen in this rail line, buckled by the shifting earth, in a photo by AFP's Marty Melville.
An injured person is carried by rescue workers
The 6.3-magnitude quake hit at the height of a busy workday, toppling tall buildings and churches, crushing buses, and killing dozens of people in
one of the country's worst natural disasters.
A building in Christchurch, New Zealand, destroyed after the earthquake.[/ats]
Rescue workers stand near the collapsed CTV building that housed the King's Education Group
Rescue workers sift through the debris of a collapsed building.
The pain in those childrens faces who lost their mum is unbearable. The whole thing is just devastating. Actually, from the beginning of January,
there have been so many devastations one after another.
Good work OP showing this story in pictures. Thankyou.
The amount of devastation is unbelievable. I wonder if they are receiving aide from other countries? I read somewhere that a state of emergency was
I hope and pray the people there are kept safe and that those who lost their loved ones and are experiencing this tragedy first hand make it through
this overwhelmingly traumatic experience. I've never experienced an earthquake firsthand before, so I cant even begin to imagine how things must be
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Absolutely terrible. Such a loss of life and destruction of beautiful buildings and landmarks.
The weight of the crying teenagers didn't really hit home until I read their reason for being upset. Losing your belongings is bad enough, but loved
ones? Thats nearly unbearable, especially at a young age. I've seen the sudden loss of a parent completely destabilize and ruin a friends life. Even
now, nearly 5 years later, the impact of it still carries weight.
I don't follow American media very much anymore, but I haven't seen more than a snippet in the university paper and haven't heard anyone discussing
it in any of my classes. It's kind of sad. Usually, you can at least hear students discussing things of this magnitude before or in between lectures.
Then again, I doubt most of my classmates could locate NZ on a map.
I want to go help. I don't have too much, but I have a strong back, two hands, and a heart that will give comfort. Who can we contact to assist? Does
anyone know? If someone finds out, please, let me know. I don't have money, but I have a willingness to travel if need be. Please, send me a message,
if anyone finds out anything.
Thank you for sharing these pictures. I found the one of those kids the hardest to look at. The pain on their faces broke my heart and I'm crying for
them. To know that there will be so many others facing such heartache is just...... I have no words.
Heartbreaking images - I knew it was bad but looking at the images somehow makes it all
more real. The faces of the children, the little lady sitting in a crate/box (she looks so lost), the destruction of historical buildings and to know
that people are under the rubble. Difficult to describe my feelings - it hurts.
I would like to say "forget the new Madrid fault line" but that would not occur. What I will say is that this is what's going on NOW and is part of
our immediate reality. All my best to New Zealand and all those who have lost something and perhaps even everything!
Peace & respect,
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The pictures captured here only show some of the devistation in christchurch! in the suburbs thousands of tonnes of sand (liquafaction) has ruined
many homes. The whole city is sitting on what is best described as (a tarp covering a pool) like jelly. The central buisness district has been closed
for 2weeks with speculation that it could be for up to 4 months! 1 1/4 of the cbd has been condeemed to be pulled down. Alot of people still without
power and water! the pictures dont show the true devistation created from this earthquake
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