Magnitude 7.0 – SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

The huge earthquake that rocked New Zealand’s South Island early Saturday damaged buildings, cut out power and shut the Christchurch airport.

Find out more : USGS

2007, I landed in Christchurch   coming back from McMurdo, Antarctica, on a C17. Christchurch is a wonderful city with a beautiful botanical garden. Hopefully my friends in NZ are ok. My thoughts are with them.

Earthquake , NZ 9/3/2010

A building toppled by the earthquake that hit New Zealand on Saturday morning. Credit: David Alexander/NZPA/Associated Press

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