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Get under the table, it’s an earthquake!
There was a huge earthquake in Canterbury. It was amazing because no one died but there were two serious injuries. There was a boy and he was in bed. He rolled out of bed and the wall collapsed and he fell out of his house. An ambulance came and took him to hospital.
The Richter scale was 7.1. The Richter scale measures how strong the earthquake is. More than 100 000 buildings were damaged.
What I was talking about the boy that fell out of his house, I found out that he had tried to make himself safe by going between his bed and his wall but instead he just rolled out of the top floor. He fell on lots and lots of bricks and more bricks fell on top of him. It was amazing that he had no broken bones but he had lots of cuts.
The earthquake was 30 km from Christchurch city and 10 km underground. I was sad because they didn’t have clean water to drink because the sewage and water pipes got mixed up. The power lines are broken up.
There are over 100 aftershocks. Engineers have been checking buildings. If they put a green sticker on it it’s safe. If they put a yellow sticker on it, it means it needs fixing and a red sticker means it’s dangerous.
University students got spades and cleaned up all of the sand and mud. Lots of children have been jumping in and out of the road cracks. I think that might be a bit dangerous.
Article posted September 14, 2010 at 04:06 PM •
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