New Zealand: Images from the Christchurch earthquake

A massive earthquake devastated New Zealand's second-largest city today. We've compiled some images from the scene

Topics: Earthquakes, Natural Disasters,

New Zealand: Images from the Christchurch earthquakeIn this image made from video run by New Zealand's TV3, an injured person is carried on a street in Christchurch, New Zealand Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the city. (AP Photo/TV3 via Associated Press Television News) NEW ZEALAND OUT, TV OUT (Credit: AP)

Christchurch, New Zealand’s second largest city, is reeling after a devastating, 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck this morning. Many buildings — including the community’s eponymous, signature cathedral — have crumbled. At least 65 are dead. Hundreds more are believed missing as rescue workers sort through the rubble, looking for signs of life deep into the night.

We’ve compiled a selection of video and photos to give you a better idea of what happened in Christchurch this morning. (Warning: Some of these images might upset some readers.)

(Video via TV New Zealand)

A woman is carried away from a collapsed building in Christchurch. (AP Photo/TV3 via Associated Press Television News)

A building in Christchurch, New Zealand, is destroyed after an earthquake struck Tuesday. (AP/Pam Johnson)

Another crumbled edifice in Christchurch, New Zealand. (AP/Pam Johnson)

People rush past damaged buildings in Christchurch after the earthquake. (AP Photo/TV3 via Associated Press Television News)

All that remains of some buildings in Christchurch is debris. (AP Photo/TV3 via Associated Press Television News)

An injured person is carried on a street in Christchurch. (AP Photo/TV3 via Associated Press Television News)

People walk past church destroyed after an earthquake struck Tuesday. (AP/Pam Johnson)



Two New Zealanders carry wounded man after pulling him out from rubble in Christchurch. (AP Photo/TVNZ via Associated Press Television News)

Damage from the quake is widespread (AP/NZPA, Pam Johnson)

The 6.3-magnitude quake collapsed buildings and is sending rescuers scrambling to help trapped people amid reports of multiple deaths. (AP Photo/NZPA, Pam Johnson)

Peter Finocchiaro is a senior editor at Salon. Follow him on Twitter @PLFino.

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