Munteroonied - aka Christchurch, New Zealand After the earthquakes, Munted, became the official word to describe our fair city. Even newscasters and politicians started using the term. :D

"Munteroonied - aka Christchurch, New Zealand After the earthquakes, Munted, became the official word to describe our fair city. Even newscasters and politicians started using the term" kia kaha chch x

By the Fitzgerald Avenue bridge

By the Fitzgerald Avenue bridge - all the homes here will be demolished as uneconomical to repair

Christchurch fire service spokesman said a number of people had been trapped in buildings by fallen chimneys and blocked entrances. Picture: AP

Earthquake strikes the New Zealand city of Christchurch, destroying hundreds of buildings

Christchurch fire service spokesman said people had been trapped in buildings by fallen chimneys & blocked entrances.

Liquefaction turned so many streets in the eastern suburbs to rivers of mud

Liquefaction turned so many streets in the eastern suburbs to rivers of mud

"I was lying in bed asleep... nek minnit..." Before and after photos of my home town Christchurch NZ

"I was lying in bed asleep." Before and after photos of my home town Christchurch NZ Mine too

GNS said ground acceleration more than twice that of gravity in some parts of Christchurch was the strongest recorded in a New Zealand quake and up to four times greater than the maximum acceleration measured in last week's magnitude-9.0 quake

GNS said ground acceleration more than twice that of gravity in some parts of Christchurch was the strongest recorded in a New Zealand quake and up to four times greater than the maximum acceleration measured in last week's quake

so many beautiful old homes are now gone

Homebush Homestead, near Christchurch, NZ, post earthquake

CHRISTCHURCH earthquake anniversary.  Road cone memorial

Image from One year ago on February 2011 a devastating earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand killing 185 people.

Driving in Christchurch - so true!! - Sooooo over the potholes and bumpy surfaces. Costing so much in car servicing.

Driving in Christchurch - so true! - Sooooo over the potholes and bumpy surfaces. Costing so much in car servicing.

Colombo Street, scene of many fatalities, with buses crushed and buildings falling into the street

Building rubble and crushed buses line Colombo Street, a main route through Christchurch, two days after the quake of Feb.

A lot of the old wooden buildings stayed up, but not for long...

A lot of the old wooden buildings stayed up, but not for long.

Many died in Colombo Street as buildings collapsed into the street

A magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand on February 185 people were killed, 238 reported missing, and 164 were injured. 20 Of The Most Terrifying Natural Disasters

Shag Rock to Shag Pile

after the quake: Shag Rock to Shag Pile

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