List of tallest buildings in Christchurch Road and bridge damage occurred and hampered rescue efforts. Damage occurred to many older buildings, particularly those with unreinforced masonry and those built before stringent earthquakes codes were introduced.
Wikinews has news related to this article: It was the largest aftershock of the 4 September Canterbury earthquake although it is being regarded as a separate earthquake.
It was smaller than the September earthquake, but it was more damaging because it was closer to Christchurch and nearer to the surface of the earth.
It also happened at lunchtime on a Tuesday compared to before dawn on a Saturday, which meant that more people were outside and in danger of being injured by falling buildings.
Buildings were also already weakened from the previous quakes. Over people may be trapped in one building alone. Water and wastewater services are not working in many parts of the city. People are being asked to use as little water as possible and to collect rainwater.
It is expected that the State of Emergency Level 3, the highest possible in a regional disaster, will last at least five days.
Medical staff from the army are being used. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that two buses and a number of cars were crushed by falling buildings.Christchurch earthquake With hundreds still missing, and 75 already confirmed dead, rescuers struggled to find survivors on the second night after a devastating earthquake struck Christchurch, New.
On 22 February , at pm (lunchtime), Christchurch was struck by a magnitude earthquake. The quake was centred 10km south-east. The Christchurch earthquake was a magnitude earthquake which struck the South Island of New Zealand at pm on 22 February NZT.
(This . A M w earthquake occurred in Christchurch on 22 February at p.m. local time ( 21 February UTC).
The earthquake struck the Canterbury Region in New Zealand's South Island and was centred 2 kilometres ( mi) west of the port town of Lyttelton, and 10 kilometres (6 mi) south-east of the centre of Christchurch, at the time New Zealand's second-most populous city.
At p.m. on Tuesday 22 February , a magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in Christchurch and Lyttelton, killing people and injuring several thousand. The June Christchurch earthquake was a shallow magnitude M L earthquake that occurred on 13 June at NZST ( UTC).
It was centred at a depth of 6 km ( mi), about 10 km (6 mi) from Christchurch, which had previously been devastated by another magnitude M .