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Tuesday, around midday in New Zealand, people were going about their daily lives oblivious to what was about to come. Christchurch, New Zealands second largest city (400,000) was hit the hard by a 6.3 magnitude quake.  Buildings crumbled, and falling debris were everywhere. Many were trapped and unable to reach safety.

Rescue worker have been working round the clock to attempt to reach those that trapped inside damaged buildings. 120 people have been rescued from the rubble so far, but many more are still trapped. At least 65 deaths have been confirmed so far, and their could be more. Aftershocks still plague the area. As many as Twenty have been felt so far.

This is the country's worst natural disaster since a 1931 quake in the North Island city of Napier which killed 256. Aerial views of the surroundings suburbs showed once-elegant homes in ruins and roads cut off by huge boulders.The United States and Japan have offered assistance, neighbouring Australia is sending 148 search and rescue specialists, including sniffer dogs. Britain's Queen Elizabeth offered her sympathy and said in a statement she was "utterly shocked" by the news of the quake.

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