The eyes of the engineering world are on Christchurch as lessons from the dramatic earthquakes are learned and used in the creation of new, more resilient and safer buildings. PHILIP MATTHEWS reports.
Bad news refuses to stand still and in the past 15 months, Christchurch’s earthquakes have been superseded by others.
On Tuesday evening New Zealand time, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck northern Italy, around the Emilia- Romagna region and the ancient city of Modena. By yesterday, the death toll was 17.