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7,500 earthquakes hit shattered New Zealand city

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP): It’s been 10 months since the first big earthquake struck New Zealand’s second-largest city. It’s been nearly five months since a far more devastating one killed 181 people and crippled the downtown. But it’s been just a few hours since yet another aftershock startled Christchurch residents during the night. “I stop breathing,” said Sheridan Cattermole, a bartender and a mom. “I get pins and needles all over. I either freeze or run. I just want things to be back to what they were like this time last year. I had my vege garden, and my sunflowers.” Seismologists have recorded 7,500 earthquakes in Christchurch since September – an average of more than 20 a day….