Disasters

New Zealand Earthquake Kills 65

At least 65 people are dead in Christchurch, New Zealand after a 6.3 earthquake struck the country midday Tuesday. That’s the second highest death toll for a New Zealand quake after a 1931 quake, and it figures to rise to as high as 300, according to some unconfirmed reports. At least 100 people are trapped in six sites around the city. The famous cathedral in the city’s main square lost its spire, as well.