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Christchurch Earthquake 4 Sep. 2010

The magnitude 7.1 earthquake centred West of Christchurch on 4 September has had extensive coverage in the news media.  There are tragic stories of disrupted life in some city suburbs and rural districts and historic buildings destroyed in the central business district and in the countryside.  On a more positive note, possibly 70-80% of Christchurch homes escaped with minor or no damage, much of the rural landscape is untouched and there was NO loss of life directly from the earthquake.  Aftershocks up to magnitude 5.4 have continued, leaving people unsettled, but there is much determination to 'get on with life'.  The DPC Ltd office in Christchurch had no damage other than contents strewn on the floor.  Normal service resumes shortly!