22 Feb 2011

Mother Nature strikes again

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I’m having a busy week with long days with meetings, discussions, product training and late dinners. Tiring but at the same time good of course. I’m at my hotel now in Italy ready to go to bed but just thought I post a little blog post before. I miss writing in the blog and I’ll have lots of blogs to catch up on reading when I get back too.

Since Spain have everything in Spanish or dub  their TV (tried watching 2 1/2 men the short 20 minutes I had left to myself yesterday and it was crap) I didn’t watch the news and therefore wasn’t aware of the earthquake that hit the southern island of New Zealand until Simon told me.

The earthquake measured 6.3 on the Richter magnitude scale and hit Christchurch on Tuesday at 1 pm local time. The town centre was packed with people at the time the quake struck. The cathedral was badly damaged and the Arts Centre and Telecom building have also suffered heavy damage. The death toll is already the second-highest in a New Zealand earthquake – outranked only by the 256 people who died in the violent 7.9 quake in 1931 in Hawke’s Bay.

I went to Christchurch back in 2009 (read about it HERE) and it’s a beautiful little city. Sad to see yet another proof of the damages Mother Nature can cause.

The beautiful cathedral in Christchurch has been badly damaged.

 

This is what the cathedral looked like when I was there.


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One Response to “Mother Nature strikes again”

  1. Reply Frida- i Australien says:

    ja, usch! nar ska allt det hemska sluta?

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