Christchurch Earthquake - Catholic Cathedral of Blessed Sacrament on Barbadoes Street.

Christchurch Earthquake - Catholic Cathedral of Blessed Sacrament on Barbadoes Street.

In this Feb. 23, 2011 file photo Murray, left, and Kelly James look at their destroyed house in central Christchurch, New Zealand, a day after a deadly earthquake.

In this Feb. 23, 2011 file photo Murray, left, and Kelly James look at their destroyed house in central Christchurch, New Zealand, a day after a deadly earthquake.

Sadly destroyed in the earthquake - Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Christchurch, New Zealand

Sadly destroyed in the earthquake - Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Christchurch, New Zealand

Rescue workers and a helicopter work to extinguish a fire at a collapsed building in central Christchurch, New Zealand after the earthquake

New Zealand earthquake: rescue efforts increase in Christchurch

Rescue workers and a helicopter work to extinguish a fire at a collapsed building in central Christchurch, New Zealand after the earthquake

Probably one of the most haunting images for me, of the aftermath of the quake was that of Shane Tomlin. The irony was that a photograph of his dust-covered face after he was rescued from a collapsed building in City Mall was published around the world. His parents were relieved at first to see his photograph but efforts to find him failed until they learned five days later he had died, unidentified, in hospital.

Probably one of the most haunting images for me, of the aftermath of the quake was that of Shane Tomlin. The irony was that a photograph of his dust-covered face after he was rescued from a collapsed building in City Mall was published around the world. His parents were relieved at first to see his photograph but efforts to find him failed until they learned five days later he had died, unidentified, in hospital.

ChristChurch Cathedral's spire lying amid the ruins Canterbury and Christchurch earthquakes on 22 February 2011

ChristChurch Cathedral's spire lying amid the ruins Canterbury and Christchurch earthquakes on 22 February 2011

Car park during the Christchurch 2011 earthquake

6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Christchurch

Car park during the Christchurch 2011 earthquake

Chilling footage from seconds after Christchurch earthquake - YouTube

Chilling footage from seconds after Christchurch earthquake - YouTube

So many people became unlikely heroes in February 2011 when the quake struck. Tragedy and the kindness of strangers hand in hand.

So many people became unlikely heroes in February 2011 when the quake struck. Tragedy and the kindness of strangers hand in hand.

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