A 5.8-magnitude earthquake, followed by several strong aftershocks, hit Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, just 10 months after almost 200 people died from a major quake in the city.
More than 4,000 aftershocks have hit Christchurch since one of New Zealand's worst earthquakes, hindering recovery and causing many locals to consider leaving for good.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said this week's tremors have hit the same parts of the city that were devastated by the Feb. 22 earthquakes. He hinted that parts of the city may have to be permanently abandoned.
There were no reports of serious casualties this time earthquakes hit New Zealand, except the faith of some of us who hoped a little too hard that our scientific prophecies of doom might go the way of Harold Camping's predictions.
Prime Minister John Key said Tuesday's 6.3 New Zealand earthquake has killed at least 65 people in what 'may well be New Zealand's darkest day.' Authorities are still trying to glean information to mobilize rescue efforts.
New Zealand earthquake causes road damage in Christchurch, but no injuries reported.