Starting with a big earthquake in Haiti one year ago, two earthquakes hit New Zealand in Sep ´10 und Feb ´11, where nearly 200 poeple lost their life. Not to compare with the poeple died in Haiti or in Japan a week ago. But nevertheless many poeple lost their loved ones. Maybe some luck for the Kiwis: No Tsunami which followed the quake and, more important, no nuclear power station which was damaged because New Zealand is nuclear free.
After spending many times in Christchurch, I have many good memories of this big town with it´s friendly poeple living there. All images in this article where taken in Christchurch.
For more information have a look to the following links:
- Earthquake New Zealand 2011 (New Zealand Herald)
- Earthquake New Zealand 2011 (The Press)
- Latest earthquakes around the world