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February 22, 2011
Dozens trapped by New Zealand quake
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) -- Office workers trapped under their collapsed buildings sent messages to the outside as rescuers with dogs scrambled to save them and dozens of others following a powerful earthquake that killed at least 65 in one of New Zealand's largest cities. At least 100 people were reportedly buried in rubble as teams worked through the night to try to reach them through slabs of crumbled concrete and twisted metal.
Tuesday's 6.3-magnitude quake, the second powerful temblor to hit Christchurch in five months, toppled the spire of the city's historic stone cathedral, flattened tall buildings and sent chunks of concrete and bricks hurtling onto cars, buses and pedestrians below. The quake even shook off a massive chunk of ice from New Zealand's biggest glacier some some 120 miles (190 kilometers) to the east. (32 images)

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A man lies injured on Manchester street as rescue workers search the rubble of a collapsed building on February 22, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Getty Images / Martin Hunter


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Rescue workers look for victims on the collapsed Pyne Gould Guinness building where people remain trapped after a 6.3 earthquake hit the city of Christchurch on February 22, 2011. Rescuers dug frantically for bodies and people trapped after the major 6.3 earthquake caused "multiple" deaths in New Zealand's second city of Christchurch, crushing buildings and vehicles. AFP/ Getty Images / Mark Mitchell



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Rescue workers work to extinguish a fire at a collapsed building of King's Education in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. AP / Mark Mitchell



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The city's iconic Christchurch Cathedral in the central part of the city is pictured with its spire in ruins after a 6.3 earthquake hit the city of Christchurch on February 22, 2011. AFP/ Getty Images / Mark Mitchell



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Debris crush a car outside the Christchurch Catholic Cathedral after an earthquake rocked Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. AP / David Wethey



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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, people walk through a street partly covered with rubble after an earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. AP / Pu Rui



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Office workers are escorted out of the CBD on February 22, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Getty Images / Martin Hunter



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Rescue workers search for survivors on February 22, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand. The 6.3 magnitude earthquake - an aftershock of the 7.1 magnitude quake on September 4 - struck 20km southeast of Christchurch at around 1pm local time, with initial reports suggesting damage and fatalities far exceeding the initial quake. Getty Images / Martin Hunter



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Rescuers search for survivors in a collapsed building in Manchester Street on February 22, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Getty Images / Martin Hunter



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Rescuers search for survivors in a collapsed building in Manchester Street on February 22, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Getty Images / Martin Hunter



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A man is rushed to hospital after being rescued from a collapsed building in Manchester Street on February 22, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Getty Images / Martin Hunter



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Rescue workers search for victims after an earthquake rocked Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. AP / David Wethey



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An injured person is carried by rescue workers after an earthquake rocked Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. AP / David Wethey



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An injured person is carried by rescue workers after an earthquake rocked Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. AP / David Wethey



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People walk through debris in the aftermath of a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, on February 22, 2011. AFP/ Getty Images / Logan McMillan



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People are evacuated from a health clinic in Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. AP



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People prepare for rescue after breaking in a high-rise building in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. AP



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An iconic Christchurch tram is covered in debris on February 22, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Getty Images / Martin Hunter



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A building lies in ruins in the aftermath of a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch on February 22, 2011. AFP/ Getty Images / Sharon Davis



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A building in Christchurch, New Zealand, is destroyed after an earthquake struck Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. AP / Pam Johnson



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People walk past a fallen statue in the aftermath of a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch on February 22, 2011. AFP/ Getty Images / Sharon Davis



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A collapsed building lies on to of parked cars in the aftermath of a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch on February 22, 2011. AFP/ Getty Images / Logan McMillan



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A car was crushed by a beam in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. AP / Mark Mitchell



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Eastern suburbs are flooded after Christchurch, New Zealand, was hit by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. AP / Sarah Ivey



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The Christchurch, New Zealand, suburb of Bexley is flooded following an earthquake, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. AP / Mark Mitchell



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Cars are abandoned on a flooded street after a strong earthquake in suburban Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. AP / Mark Mitchell



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Two cars drive through flood waters following an earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. AP / Mark Mitchell



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This overheld view shows badly damaged buildings in the center of the city after a 6.3 earthquake hit the city of Christchurch on February 22, 2011. AFP/ Getty Images / Mark Mitchell



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Cars sit stuck in the mud in the Christchurch suburb of Bexley after the city was hit by a 6.3 earthquake causing flooding in some areas on February 22, 2011. AFP/ Getty Images / Brett Phibbs



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Debris litters central Christchurch, New Zealand, following an earthquake Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. AP / Mark Mitchell



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Rescue workers block off a collapsed building in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. AP / Mark Mitchell



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Several of the icebergs that caved into Tasman Lake are seen from the air after a 6.3 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, February 22, 2011. AP / Denis Callesen



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