Topic: 22 February Quake - Damage and Disruption

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Images and information detailing the damage and aftermath in Christchurch caused the 6.3 aftershock of 22 February 2011.

At 12.51 pm on 22 February 2011 Christchurch suffered a particularly destructive 6.3 magnitude aftershock. With an epicentre in Heathcote, a depth of only 5 km and a peak ground acceleration of exceeding 2g, this aftershock caused massive damage to buildings especially in the built up CBD area.

Dozens of people were killed by falling masonry, or trapped in collapsed buildings.

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