It less then 6 months passed after last big earthquake in Christchurch last September and it happened again. The 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch at 12:50 local time. Only this time everything looks much more devastating and will take long time to rebuild city as damage is very bad. Thought some buildings like Anglican cathedral of ChristChurch can be lost forever. Of course it is nothing comparing with lost of lives during this strike.
In case you are planning your travel to New Zealand, you should avoid traveling to Christchurch area as it is not safe as there still a lot of aftershocks Check this map www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz
For latest news and updates check live coverage of NZ earthquake on ABC News 24 www.abc.net.au/news/abcnews24