Tremors send families fleeing at Christchurch quake inquest (2)

15:24, June 13, 2011      

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Maan Alkaisi said his wife used to say that if a truck passed by, "you can feel the building is shaking."

"This is what really hurt me. It was clear there was something wrong," he said.

The deaths of people at the Kings Language School and Canterbury Television will be examined Tuesday and Wednesday.

They were among at least 181 people believed to have died in the Feb. 22 quake.

At least 10 people were reported injured Monday, but no fatalities were reported after a series of quakes rocked New Zealand's second city of Christchurch Wednesday.

The government-run GeoNet recorded seven tremors between 12:29 p.m. and 3:38 p.m., with the most violent being a magnitude 6 tremor at a depth of 9 km, centered about 10 km southeast of the city, at 2:20 p.m..

The second worst was a magnitude 5.5 quake 11 km deep at 1 p.m., about 10 km east of the city.
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Source: Xinhua
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