Thursday, February 24, 2011

Christchurch earthquake

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Yesterday on Tuesday, Christchurch was the scene for New Zealand’s darkest day. A 6.3 magnitude earthquake at 12:51 PM in Christchurch struck the city. John Campbell of 3 News went there to report about the devastation.
The civil defence team said “There may be more than 75 people dead and maybe hundreds of people injured.It all happened when buildings crushed people.”

Liquefaction was everywhere to be seen.Liquefaction is when the ground turns to mud from water that bubbles up from below.

Wellington and Auckland Hospitals are only open for emergencies, so essential services can be left for Christchurch's people. In Christchurch there aren’t enough ambulances to help so people decided to help be the ambulance for them. They also made makeshift hospitals in parks that will be open until they aren’t needed anymore.

This event was devastating and was heartbreaking. People have been choked by brick dust and some died. People lost water, people couldn't see and breathe and some have lost everything.

The huge death tolls make an uncertain future for everyone.The rescue effort and evacuation was big. Lots of vulnerable things have been lost. The destruction has been huge and no one is sure of when this will end.

There was a hole that was very deep inside malls.Landslides happened,people ran for their lives and there were aftershocks that kept coming.Hundreds don’t like the events that are happening now.

Some people have water and electricity.Others don’t.Firemen and others are looking for the loved ones.Cars were destroyed in destruction.Chischurch’s weather was bad, coming with a hole bunch of army tanks to help them.What most people need is water.They can only boil water they get.You could smell and feel the earthquake which is very bad.The civil defence team says the answer is securing the place.People must search their street for hidden people who are stuck in rubble.

In the past, this was the most devastating until 2008.There could be more people that might die by starvation.Lots of people should be recovering now to survive all those death tolls.While others still remain in buildings trying to survive with no remains of food, and worrying when a aftershock comes and crushes them.

1 comment:

  1. Wow Iisa, that is quite a lot you wrote.

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