At Least 65 Dead in Christchurch Earthquake

The news isn't getting better from Christchurch, New Zealand. The New York Times is reporting that rescue workers spent Tuesday night searching through rubble for survivors of a powerful earthquake that struck the country’s second-largest city, killing at least 65 people. It is the second major earthquake to strike the island nation in five months, and much more devastating than September's.

Reports indicate that the spire of the iconic Christchurch Cathedral collapsed during an aftershock. Officials warned that the death toll was likely to rise as scores of people were still missing and feared trapped in the wreckage of several buildings that were flattened by the 6.3 magnitude earthquake or the aftershocks still rocking the city.

Christchurch Airport (pictured right) has canceled all flights, but is aiming to begin domestic departrures tomorrow morning at 8 a.m.


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