On Tuesday 21 February 2011 at 12.51pm a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch and Lyttelton.
Many lives have been lost (147 at last count), the damage is widespread, and many people still have no power and water.
This is much, much worse than the 4 September 2010 earthquake.
Our thoughts go out to those who have lost loved ones, family, friends and colleagues. We can’t imagine what you must be going through.
I’m not sure when we’ll be back on air. RDU 98.5FM is out of action but music doesn’t feel that important right now. Keep up to date with RDU happenings at www.facebook.com/RDU985FM.
To all those affected by the earthquake – kia kaha. We will get through this. But it’s going to be hard and it’s going to take a long time.
More earthquake info…
- Christchurch recovery map
- Wikipedia: 2011 Christchurch earthquake
- Geonet: recent earthquakes
- Christchurch quake map