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Ahhh, there’s a huge earthquake in Christchurch!
On Saturday 4th of September there was a huge earthquake. The earthquake hit at 4:35 am. The earthquake happened at the epicentre. The epicentre is the middle of the earthquake. The Richter scale measures how strong the earthquake is. The earthquake in Christchurch was 7.1. There were over 100 aftershocks. More than 500 buildings fell over.
In the earthquake no one died but people were injured. Children haven’t been able to go to school because the water pipes got mixed with the sewage pipes so they don’t have fresh water.
A boy named Xavier fell out of his house in the earthquake. Xavier got covered by bricks. Luckily he survived.
Teenagers have been helping people by digging up all the sand they can. There are even mini volcanoes. Children have been jumping in the cracks. People have also been thinking about if they should let their kids jump in the cracks. Some people say their kids can jump in the cracks but most people think it is dangerous.
Engineers have been checking buildings to make sure it is safe. They put stickers on the buildings. Green means safe, yellow means be careful and red means stay away.
Article posted October 18, 2010 at 03:16 PM •
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