A massive 7.0 earthquake struck in a south island of New Zealand yesterday at 11:35 a.m. EST causing widespread destruction and yet it was a miracle no one died. The powerful earthquake in New Zealand knocked out power and crumbled buildings. The massive earthquake in New Zealand hit about 35 miles west of the city of Christchurch and many are hailing it a miracle at Christchurch.
By comparison to the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, the earthquake that hit Haiti in January, also a 7.0 caused widespread death and devastation.
So why such a drastic difference in the aftermath of the earthquake between the quake that hit Christchurch New Zealand and the earthquake that hit Haiti?
The miracle at Christchurch, New Zealand following the massive 7.0 earthquake can be greatly attributed to better building standards built to withstand an earthquake.
According to a CNN report, “…building standards and the quality of construction, the materials used and the quality control in the building process,” makes the difference between the death and destruction we witnessed from the earthquake in Haiti and the miracle we are now witnessing in the aftermath of the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Unfortunately, this is the norm for a lot of developing countries to not construct buildings that will withstand a powerful quake, a lesson that Christchurch, New Zealand learned many decades ago.
A CBS News report explained that a lot of the buildings in Christchurch New Zealand were made of brick and brick buildings are not reinforced. Maybe it was also a miracle that the earthquake hit at night in Christchurch, New Zealand.
It is truly a miracle that no one has died from this massive quake that has struck Christchurch, New Zealand. Updates on the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand will be provided as information is collected and shared.
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