Jan 6, 2015

Powerful quake jolts Christchurch; no damage or injuries

A powerful magnitude-5.6 earthquake Tuesday jolted awake many residents in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries. The quake struck at 6:48 a.m. local time, according to the United States Geological Survey. The epicenter ...

Feb 22, 2014

N.Z. city marks 2011 quake anniversary

A memorial service commemorating the third anniversary of the Christchurch quake, which claimed the lives of 185 people, including 28 Japanese students, was held Saturday in the city’s botanical gardens. The civic ceremony was attended by Senior Vice Foreign Minister Norio Mitsuya, Japanese Ambassador ...

Cathedral made of cardboard opens in earthquake-hit Christchurch

Aug 15, 2013

Cathedral made of cardboard opens in earthquake-hit Christchurch

Christchurch’s cardboard cathedral officially opened Thursday, replacing the neo-Gothic structure destroyed in the 2011 earthquake that killed 185 people in New Zealand’s second-largest city. Completion of the innovative structure, designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, marks a major milestone in the city’s recovery from ...

Christchurch marks quake, two years on

Feb 22, 2013

Christchurch marks quake, two years on

Mourners from New Zealand, Japan and several other countries gathered Friday at the site of a TV building in Christchurch that collapsed during a massive earthquake that hit the city two years ago, killing 115 people. The New Zealand Herald said the fenced-in site ...