Christchurch 10 years on

Today marks the 10th Anniversary of the Feb 22nd Christchurch earthquake.

The 6.3 magnitude quake hit in the afternoon followed by strong aftershocks, killing 185 people, and causing widespread destruction across the city.

Over the weekend, events were held in Christchurch to offer the community a chance to gather in remembrance for the 185 people who died.

The earthquake had a huge effect on the city of Christchurch. In total, more than 100,000 buildings damaged and about 10,000 buildings needed to be demolished. More than half of the buildings demolished were in the central business district.

Many schools, churches and sports facilities were destroyed and have had to be rebuilt.

Following the earthquake, the City of Christchurch had to be rebuilt. The city had to be divided into four zones – green zone, orange zone, white zone, and red zone – to separate quake-risk and damaged suburbs and streets.

Do you remember the earthquake? Leave a message in the comments below telling us what you remember.

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Sandra
Sandra
6 days ago

I was born when it happened🥺

tahana
tahana
6 days ago

wow 185 died in christchurch that so sad 🙁

I Love Trains! CHCH Railfan & Railway enthusiast
I Love Trains! CHCH Railfan & Railway enthusiast
6 days ago

I remember it, I was a little kid and it was really scary. I hope something like it never ever happens again.

Ryu Kurusu
Ryu Kurusu
5 days ago

May they rest in peace

charlotte
charlotte
5 days ago

soooo sad

Sienna
Sienna
5 days ago

I WAS A BABY WHEN IT HAPPENED

ben dover
ben dover
5 days ago

i remember the whole thing

bob
bob
4 days ago

wow

DaLonelyDOOD
DaLonelyDOOD
4 days ago

sad 🙁

mr chese
mr chese
4 days ago

Wow so Meany people died hate to be there

jordan
jordan
4 days ago

i wasnt even in new zeland then
i was in holland

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