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Christchurch Offers Hope to Other Earthquake-hit Cities

Just over four years ago, New Zealand suffered one of its most catastrophic earthquakes.  In February 2011, a magnitude 6.3 tremor shook the city of Christchurch. More than 180 people died.  In the years since, authorities have made great efforts to make the city resistant to future tremors – and their work is now slowly taking shape.  More than 1,000 buildings have been demolished in the center of Christchurch since the earthquake struck in February 2011, and the...

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