Remembering Christchurch

185 Empty Chairs memorial (photograph by Andy Palmer)

185 Empty Chairs memorial (photograph by Andy Palmer)

People of Christchurch and Canterbury, we’ll be thinking of you today, two years on from the tragic earthquake of 22 February 2011.

You don’t need me to tell you that the quake, itself an aftershock of the 7.1 quake of 4 September 2010, killed 185 people and injured several thousand. Or that these quakes, and the many thousands of aftershocks, have damaged more than property. Two years on, you are still living with that every day.

We hope you will continue to tell us your stories on QuakeStories and elsewhere, where they can be recorded for future generations. And we hope you know that our hearts are with you, especially today.

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