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12/04/04

 

 

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A pile of rubble remains

The south wall of the Catholic Church has crumbled leaving a pile of rubble.

A view of the cross and church

Eerie sight as a gaping hole has replaced the towering steeple

After the second quake

The pillar is demolished by the second quake

Afer the second quake

The steeple has moved onto the sidewalk as the rumbling continues

The Photographer

Numerrous persons have visited the site , most of them with cameras to catch a glimpse and a memory of the disaster

The wall

This end .. the northern end of the church wall still stands strong

A house in chance

One of the newer dwelling homes in chance could not withstand the force

The church wall

The church wall near the presbytery in tatters

Another view of the church wall

The church wall near the presbytery in tatters

A close up view of the damage

Surreal

Portsmouth Hospital

Damage done to the front of the Portsmouth Hospital

Inside the hospital

The damage can be seen as huge cracks have opened up in the building

Inside the hospital

More of the same

Inside the hospital

More cracks

Inside the hospital

It is possible to see outside where there is no window

Serious damage

The area around this window has collapsed

Inside the hospital

Same room .. more damage

Inside the hospital

Zicack

Ma Cyrille Bakery forced to the ground

Ma Cyrille Bakery

Devastated

Methodist convention centre

A new structure , it could not withstand the force of nature

Methodist convention centre

catastrophic destruction

The Portsmouth Catholic Church

After shocks continue the damage

Portsmouth Catholic Church

The Southern wall of the church

Portsmouth hospital

Outside the hospital the earthquake's impact is clear

Hospital entrance

Looking out from inside the hospital the walls have been detached from the main pillar and pieces have fallen off

Portsmouth Hospital

The facade at the entrance has sustained serious damage

Portsmouth hospital

The facade at the entrance has sustained serious damage

A panoramic view

A panoramic view of the destruction visited upon the catholic church.

Portsmouth Catholic church

Inside the church one of the little steeples has also fallen

Sunday morning

A crowd has gathered in amazement and awe to survey the damage

Fallen Steeple

An amazing sight , the steeple which once dominated the skyline of the town has been brought to the ground

View along Rodney street

Looking down rodney street towards the church presents a sight almost impossible to fathom the day before .

A view from the St Johns School

Looking down on the devastation

A view from the inside

A picture taken from inside the church between the two quakes on that fatefull sunday morning.

A view from the inside

Looking in the direction of the missing bellfry

A view from the steps

Once a majestic view , now lies in rubble

A dwelling home in zicack

This house opposite the Robinsons in zicack suffered serious damage

From Inside the catholic church

This view towards the entrance of the church shows debris which has fallen and blocked the entrance / exit

The Portsmouth Methodist Church

The methodist church in Portsmouth has also suffered damage .

Portsmouth Methodist church

The front of the church has fallen, serious structural damage has also been inflicted

The methodist convention centre

Severe structural damage to this very recently constructed centre.

The methodist convention centre

Severe structural damage to this very recently constructed centre.

A view from inside the church

The bellfry is missing

A view from the St Johns School

Up close view of the damage to the church

The Methodist convention centre

Another view of the extensive damage to the Methodist convention centre

Another panoramic view

A panoramic view from the top of the St Johns School steps

A view from the School wall

Looking from across the road to the church

The sunday morning crowd

Another section of the crowd which has come to survey the damage

The sunday morning crowd

Another section of the crowd

The sunday morning crowd

Some more of the people who have flocked to survey the damage

The Portsmouth Hospital

The facade of the hospital has been damaged

Portsmouth Hospital

The entrance to the portsmouth hospital

The Robinson's House in Zicack

This house suffered severe damage during the quake.

The north wall of the Portsmouth Catholic Church

Looking from the northern chapel

From the st John's School Step

A view of the bus relative to the fallen steeple

A view from the road

The eucalyptus tree stands strong amidst the destruction

The steeple and the bus

The bus was waiting with passengers inside , on the way to the Feast of Christ the King. The only reason why the church was empty that morning.

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