I know it has happened before where the aftershock of an earlier quake caused even more damage than the first one, but I was going through the photo gallery of the Sydney Morning Herald, and the amount of destruction for such a 'small' quake is truly impressive.
~?~ Wow. I went to the youtube page & that video is from today: ~!~
A series of strong aftershocks rattled New Zealand's quake-devastated city of Christchurch on Monday, damaging buildings, injuring residents and throwing thousands of homes into darkness. The first 5.2-magnitude aftershock struck the city at lunchtime. Just over an hour later, a stronger 6.0-magnitude quake struck sending residents into a panic.