New Zealand earthquake disaster

This is a video about the Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand.

From the New Zealand Herald:

At least 100 people remain trapped in the ruins of Christchurch tonight following a devastating earthquake which claimed at least 65 lives.

See also here.

Christchurch earthquake likely to be New Zealand’s worst natural disaster: here.

This is about New Zealand earthquakes.

The New Zealand government cynically used a memorial service last Friday, featuring Britain’s Prince William, to smother rising discontent over the grossly inadequate relief given to those whose homes have been damaged or who have lost their jobs as a result of the earthquake that hit Christchurch, the country’s second largest city, on February 22: here.

A social disaster is unfolding in Christchurch, New Zealand’s second largest city, following the 6.4 magnitude earthquake that devastated the city’s central business district and many suburbs on February 22. Hit by the loss of their homes and livelihoods, broad layers of workers and their families are facing a bleak winter: here.

The earthquake-devastated city of Christchurch was shaken by two large aftershocks on Monday afternoon, further damaging homes and infrastructure and creating further hardships for working people: here.

More than two years after the first earthquake, thousands of Christchurch residents are still living in damaged houses: here.

7 thoughts on “New Zealand earthquake disaster

  1. Relatives object to slow response

    New Zealand: Distraught relatives desperate for news of loved ones missing in the quake-devastated city of Christchurch asked officials on Friday why it was taking so long to identify bodies pulled from the debris.

    The official death toll continued to climb, rising to 113. Officials said that no-one had been pulled out alive since an initial 70 rescues from collapsed buildings in the first 25 hours after Tuesday’s magnitude 6.3 tremor.

    Foreign Minister Murray McCully said the rescue phase involving hundreds of police, soldiers and others was drawing to an end and he was preparing to give families from several countries “the worst type of news.”


  2. ‘Marmageddon’ Down Under

    NEW ZEALAND: Prime Minister John Key outraged Marmite lovers on Tuesday when he acknowledged that supplies of the yeast-extract spread were “very short” and advised them to buy Australian-made Vegemite instead.

    Marmite manufacturer Sanitarum said its reserves of the product had run out this week, four months after an earthquake knocked out the only factory which produces it.

    New Zealand Marmite is made differently from the British version so imports are not an option.

    Supermarket chains confirmed there was a run on the product and blogs and newspapers warned of impending “Marmageddon.”


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