New Zealand Earthquake Survivors
The magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Christchurch during the lunchtime rush, toppling buildings and killing at least 65, according to Tuesday-morning (ET) news reports. Many more are still trapped in the rubble.
The temblor is one of several aftershocks that have rattled southern New Zealand since a powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Christchurch this past fall. That quake caused no fatalities. (See pictures of the earlier earthquake in New Zealand.)
"This is just heartbreaking," CNN reported New Zealand Prime Minister John Key as saying.
"This may be New Zealand's darkest day."