At 4:00a.m on Saturday morning there was a complete surprise when an earthquake struck Christchurch. It was a complete surprise because there wasn’t any warning and it wasn’t on the major fault line. It measured up to 7.1 on the Richter scale.
The earthquake caused extensive damage and caused one person have a heart attack and sadly die. There were massive cracks on buildings and especially on the ground. Old buildings were unstable which made them collapse and even split apart. The whole city was littered with glass, bricks and rubble.
It was dangerous during and after the earthquake. People had to evacuate from their house so they won’t get hurt. Things were crashing on cars such as chimneys and rubble. Unfortunately the earthquake caused there to be no water and electricity.
I feel really sad for the people who were in the earthquake. If I was in the earthquake I would feel scared especially if it came without any warning. I hope the people in Christchurch rebuild their lives.