February 22, 2011
Many geobloggers and news agencies have been reporting on the recent magnitude 6.3 earthquake that occurred in Christchurch, New Zealand about six hours ago. This initial earthquake was quickly followed by two magnitude >5.5 earthquakes.
There has been some incredible damage and the latest report is that at least 65 people have died.
Below are a few links and videos related to the recent earthquake.
Here are some links from the geoblogosphere:
Highly Allochthonous: Magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocks Christchurch
Here are some links from news agencies:
New Zealand Herald: Updates on fatalities and damage; pictures, and videos
Finally, here are a few videos, all taken from youtube. Just a warning that some of the footage is graphic and disturbing. These videos show the devastating destruction that results when a large earthquake hits a highly-populated area.
From TV New Zealand:
From the Associated Press: