February 22, 2011

Some Links and Videos Related to the New Zealand Earthquake

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

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

Eruptions: Another sizable earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand

The Landslide Blog: First news of the Mw=6.3 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand

Here are some links from news agencies:
New Zealand Herald: Updates on fatalities and damage; pictures, and videos

New York Times: Latest update

CNN: Latest update

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:

From CNN: