22 Feb 2021

Christchurch remembers fatal 6.3 quake, 10 years on

From Checkpoint, 5:17 pm on 22 February 2021

Thousands of people in Christchurch and around the country paused at 12.51 on Monday afternoon to mark a decade since the February 22 magnitude 6.3 earthquake which claimed 185 lives.

It was 10 years ago today when an ordinary Christchurch day turned to hell for so many. But in contrast to the harrowing scenes and sounds of that day, today a large peaceful crowd gathered at the Civic Memorial Service on the banks of the Avon River under large oak trees.

Reporter Sally Murphy and cameraman Nate McKinnon were there.