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
Earthquakes~ by Jocelyn Kinghorn, via Flickr Catholic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Christchurch, New Zealand. Hopes are high that one of New Zealand's best-known and sacred buildings can be restored, and perhaps even improved, after being badly damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes.
Funny, it says this was the second quake but it was the first. The beautiful old Provincial Chambers are gone. This was our planned wedding venue number 1 - booked and paid for, lost in the Sept Quakes.