NZ remembers victims of 2011 earthquake

  • A public memorial service was organized in New Zealand in remembrance of people who were killed in a powerful earthquake that had rocked Christchurch five years ago. According to media reports, the earthquake, which is New Zealand’s worst natural disaster in over 80 years, claimed a total of 185 lives and left the center of Christchurch in ruins. Thousands of homes were destroyed in the earthquake that occurred on February 22, 2011.