Hopes Fade for New Zealand Quake Survivors

There were cheers amid the devastation in the earthquake-ravaged New Zealand city of Christchurch, as survivors were pulled from the the rubble. But the death toll from Tuesday's 6.3-magnitude tremblor rose to 76 and more than 300 people are missing. The Christian Science Monitor said electricity is out in 80 percent of the city, hampering the rescue efforts. Australia's Channel 7 News spoke to one survivor by phone as she lay trapped under a desk at her job. "I know I am bleeding and I can feel the ground is quite wet," she said. "I think it is blood." According to the BBC, New Zealand gets about 14,000 quakes per year, though most are barely felt.

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