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Earthquake Lights Over Christchurch - The White Lights Of Hope | by Geoff Trotter
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Earthquake Lights Over Christchurch - The White Lights Of Hope

Today is the anniversary of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Canterbury on 4 September 2010, and two lights - The White Lights of Hope - were turned on this evening from the square to help fill the city's "dark heart" and remind residents to look forward to a bright future.

 

Note: While I was capturing this image we had a 4.4 aftershock - that makes 7507 earthquakes in Christchurch over the last 12 months! Which made it all the more interesting since I had permission to stand in the wobbly porch of an abandoned home with the chimney in the front yard.

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Taken on September 4, 2011