This afternoon a 6.3 magnitude hit Christchurch, this is the 3rd major earthquake in less than a year. CBD buildings crumbled with one crushing a bus. The tragic death toll is 65. Family there tell me their house is flattened and there is no power, water or sewage. They are camping on a friend’s lawn. The majestic Christchurch Cathedral right in the heart of town lost its tower, previously a tourist attraction to climb and see a Birdseye view of the city.
The right hand picture is the tower in its full glory, which for a small donation visitors could climb.