Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Chrstchurch, New Zealand Quake Tremors of 5.5 and 6
New Zealand's GNS Institute put the strongest of the quakes at a magnitude of 6.0 at 2.20 p.m. The United States Geological Survey also pegged it at 6.0 -- with the epicentre four miles east south east of the city at a depth of 5.6 miles.
New Zealand is a beautiful country, and many tourists visit each year. It is to be hoped that this series of tremors does not keep tourists away in the coming months. Many small family businesses rely on overseas tourists to make a living, so they need all the support that they can get.