September 4. 2010
The Otautahi New Zealand earthquake, rated a 7 on the Richter scale, occurred thirty kilometres north west of Christchurch at 4.35 am on Saturday September 4.
Christchurch is the oldest established city in New Zealand, and features some of the country’s finest architecture. It is commonly known as the Gateway to the Antarctic, having been the starting point for the famous Scott and Shackleton expeditions.
The Saturday morning quake, sixteen kilometres underground, caused major power outages, building damage, and also shut down mobile networks. This earthquake quake coincided with the activation of the outer planetary T-Square forming what is known as a Grand Cross formation in the skies.