New Zealand Earthquake- Feb 2011Presentation Transcript
Dozens trapped by New Zealand quake February 22, 2011
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) -- Office workers trapped under their collapsed buildings sent messages to the outside as rescuers with dogs scrambled to save them and dozens of others following a powerful earthquake that killed at least 65 in one of New Zealand's largest cities. At least 100 people were reportedly buried in rubble as teams worked through the night to try to reach them through slabs of crumbled concrete and twisted metal. Tuesday's 6.3-magnitude quake, the second powerful temblor to hit Christchurch in five months, toppled the spire of the city's historic stone cathedral, flattened tall buildings and sent chunks of concrete and bricks hurtling onto cars, buses and pedestrians below. The quake even shook off a massive chunk of ice from New Zealand's biggest glacier some some 120 miles (190 kilometers) to the east.
A man lies injured on Manchester street as rescue workers search the rubble of a collapsed building on February 22, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Rescue workers look for victims on the collapsed Pyne Gould Guinness building where people remain trapped. Rescuers dug frantically for bodies and people trapped after the major 6.3 earthquake caused "multiple" deaths and crushing buildings and vehicles.
Rescue workers work to extinguish a fire at a collapsed building of King's Education in central Christchurch, New Zealand.
The city's iconic Christchurch Cathedral.
Debris crush a car outside the Christchurch Catholic Cathedral.
People walk through a street partly covered with rubble after an earthquake.
Office workers are escorted out of the CBD.
Rescue workers search for survivors.
Rescuers search for survivors in a collapsed building in Manchester Street.
A man is rushed to hospital after being rescued from a collapsed building in Manchester Street.
People are evacuated from a health clinic in Christchurch, New Zealand.
People prepare for rescue after breaking in a high-rise building in central Christchurch, New Zealand.
Eastern suburbs are flooded after Christchurch, New Zealand, was hit by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake.
Cars are abandoned on a flooded street after a strong earthquake in suburban Christchurch, New Zealand.
Several of the icebergs that caved into Tasman Lake are seen from the air after a 6.3 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand.