ZB reporter shares his story from Press Building collapse

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 22 Feb 2021, 12:09PM
The Press building in Christchurch after the 6.3 magnitude earthquake which struck the city of February 22. (Photo / NZ Herald)
The Press building in Christchurch after the 6.3 magnitude earthquake which struck the city of February 22. (Photo / NZ Herald)

ZB reporter shares his story from Press Building collapse

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 22 Feb 2021, 12:09PM

A minute silence today will mark 10 years since the Christchurch earthquake

It struck at 12.51 in the afternoon, at a magnitude of 6.2 - 10 kilometres south-east of the city and just five kilometres deep

185 people from more than 20 countries died - with more than half perishing in the CTV building.

A large crowd will gather today for a national memorial service to mark the tenth anniversary of Christchurch's earthquake.

It will be held at the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial, on the banks of the Avon River, downstream from the Montreal St bridge.

The service will include a minute’s silence at 12.51pm, the exact time the magnitude-6.2 earthquake struck.

Newstalk ZB reporter Tim Cronshaw was working for The Press at the time, and was on the top floor of their office when it collapsed. He joined Chris Lynch to discuss his memories from that day and his experiences surviving the collapse. 

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