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Mar 13, 2011

An Earthquake Struck New Zealand

An earthquake struck New Zealand's city of Christchurch on Tuesday
Burying vehicles under debris and collapsing buildings into the streets.
The police announced a night time curfew and the city was shut down on Wednesday,
The rescuers scrambled to reach beneath the rubble the bleeding residents.

The fact that the quake destroyed the spire of the Cathedral is one of the real tales.
The Pyne Gould Guinness Building really had collapsed and the people were trapped inside.
Meanwhile, all around the city, this powerful earthquake strangely bent some rails,
Moreover, it toppled the tall buildings and all we know is that seventy five people died.

The latest earthquake combination of distance, depth and timing was so deadly,
The streets were strewn with shattered concrete and people were stuck in office towers.
The firefighters climbed extension ladders to pluck people trapped on roofs to safety.
Now the buildings have gone because two aftershocks hit the city within two hours.

There had been pre-World War II buildings badly damaged by the quake on September,
The residents had wandered through streets strewn with debris and piles of concrete.
The further damage to buildings was caused by a strong aftershock in December.
Now there is a real carnage right throughout the city with bodies littering the streets..

The women went into premature labor as a result of the quake, the city was in agony.
The airport was shut down, on impassible roads and in ruins the people began to groan,
After the strike, every child has been walking home trying to find the lost family.
All corners of the city were suffering cuts to the water supply, the power and the phone.

A thirty million tone block of ice sheared off a glacier of New Zealand.
A few minutes after the earthquake had devastated the city groping it in Dark.
The iceberg crashed into a lake shortly after the quake had rocked the South Island,
The iceberg ripped off the Tasman Glacier at Aoraki Mount Cook National Park.
Poem by
Marieta Maglas

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