'Christchurch earthquake likely to be New Zealand’s worst natural disaster'
While Tuesday's earthquake in Christchurch seemed to having been entirely foreseeable in the wake of the September quake according to some scientists, the World Socialist Web Site points at the lack of measures taken by the authorities to prepare for it, and asks questions about why the damage to Christchurch buildings was so extensive.
Christchurch's engineers inspected the CTV and PGC buildings and declared them safe, but these buildings totally collapsed on Tuesday. Being asked why the inspectors had not realised the buildings were vulnerable, the deputy mayor Ngaire Button replied "I don’t know the answer to that. The question hanging over our heads in Canterbury is: are there others... Are any of the buildings safe? Where can we go where we feel safe?"
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