Nine Members Of US Congress Left Christchurch Just Before Devastating Quake

Nine members of Congress and a delegation of staffers were in Christchurch, New Zealand on Tuesday, less than three hours before a devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake rocked the nation's second largest city and claimed at least 65 lives. http://washingtonscene.thehill.com/in-the-know/36-news/8341-larsen-lungr...

Illinois congressman Don Manzullo left the New Zealand city of Christchurch just hours before it was hit by a devastating earthquake.
Manzullo is on a trade mission to New Zealand. The northern Illinois Republican says his group left Christchurch about two hours before the earthquake killed at least 75 people. http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2011/02/22/congressman-manzullo-misses-ea...