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新西兰发生6.3级地震 已致65人死亡

发表时间:2011/2/23字号:T|T
      At least 65 people have died after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch on New Zealand's South Island.
      新西兰南岛城市基督城发生里氏6.3级地震,目前至少65人在地震中丧生。
 
      The tremor, which hit at 1251 (2351 GMT on Monday) only 10km (6.2 miles) south-east of the city at a depth of 5km (3.1 miles), caused widespread destruction.
      地震发生在当地时间中午12点51分(北京时间早上7点51分),震中距离城市西南仅10公里,震源深度近5公里,因而造成了大规模毁坏。
 
      The fire service said numerous people were trapped in buildings, and a state of emergency has been declared.
      消防队称无数居民目前被困房屋内。国家也宣布进入紧急状态。
 
      The damage is said to be far worse than after September's 7.1-magnitude quake.
      这次地震造成的伤亡据称远远高于去年九月的7.1级地震。
 
      Two people were seriously injured by the first tremor, whose epicentre was further away and deeper. It caused an estimated $3bn in damage, but there were no fatalities.
      上一次地震的震中比这次距离城市更远、震源深度也更深。上次有两人严重受伤,造成了约合3亿元损失,但没有人员死亡。
 
      There have been several aftershocks since last September's quake, with a 4.9 magnitude tremor hitting just after Christmas.
      在去年九月的地震之后,有数次余震发生。有一次4.9级的刚好发生在圣诞节之后。
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