Earthquake near Christchurch Natural Disasters
An earthquake measuring 5.2 at a depth of 10 kilometers to the east of the coast of the New Zealand city of Christchurch was May 25, 2012. It is believed that this is the largest earthquake in weeks. In some areas in the next few hours there were two tremors of 3.1 and 3.4. Both occurred at a depth of 11 kilometers. Information about the destruction or people's access to services to help did not arrive or after the first or after the aftershocks.
Eyewitnesses claim that the people fled in panic from the shopping centers in Christchurch and New Brighton Library was implemented emergency evacuation. Failure of electricity supply during earthquakes were recorded. However, evacuation of people from the red zone in the city center has been implemented. Among them were hundreds of construction workers and workers dismantle the buildings. During the earthquake of buildings destroyed during last year's shock, falling debris.
Earthquake is 31st in strength in a series of aftershocks, which began in September 2010. Event on May 25 was the first since January 15, with a force greater than 5.