Tuesday 1 March 2011

Two minute silence at 12:51pm for quake dead

Church bells will ring across New Zealand today at 12:51pm (9:51am Queensland time) the precise time a 6.3 earthquake struck Christchurch a week ago today.

A two-minute silence will be observed to honour one of New Zealand's most deadliest natural disasters that has so far claimed 154 lives that have been located in the city and suburbs, with 40 still missing.

Substantial aftershocks are still rattling the city every hour. 5,190 aftershocks have been recorded since September 4th, 348 in the last week. 20 bridges and around 120 roads, are still closed, included a cordon of the central city stopping 5,000 workers from returning.

The Press has done a tribute page of known victims to date. I will publish a series of photos this evening I have taken over the last few days.

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