A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the New Zealand city of Christchurch, leaving 76 dead, and more than 200 missing. WUFT’s Phillip Marks sat down with Ray Russo, Associate Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida, to talk about the earthquake.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/rayrussoQA.mp3]
About 150 students, Gainesville residents and community leaders gathered around a prayer mat, listened in silence and held carnations in their hands as a University of Florida student sang. The words were meant to comfort in times of mourning.