The epicentre of the quake was just 2km west of the port town of Lyttelton. Black circles represent earthquakes from September 3, 2010, until February 21, 2011. Although no specific tectonic structure linked the two events, numerous aftershocks of the September quake occurred along a roughly east-west line, as this image indicates. 6 months earlier on 4th September 2010 another massive magnitude 7.1 earthquake caused significant damage to Christchurch and the central Canterbury region, but with no direct fatalities. The earthquake happened on a conservative plate boundary between the Pacific plate and the … NASA Earth Observatory image by Robert Simmon, using elevation data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) courtesy of the University of Maryland’s Global Land Cover Facility, and earthquake data from GeoNet. Richmut … back to work. The Christchurch earthquake of February 2011. During the first 30-second jolt, family members and flatmates called out to each other and parents stumbled out of beds and down hallways to get to their children. 2011-12-23 - ONE NEWS - CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKE, BOB PARKER INTERVIEW. Christchurch New Zealand 23 December 2011 Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake 4.30pm. Black circles represent earthquakes from September 3, 2010, until February 21, 2011. Christchurch quake: Fears toll will rise sharply as night falls. 7 Sep, 2010 01:39 AMQuick Read. Effects of the Christchurch earthquake were felt some 200 kilometers (125 miles) away, along the South Island’s west coast. Map: Christchurch earthquake - worst hit areas. A 2011 earthquake in the city of Christchurch destroyed much of the downtown and killed 185 people. Domestic help was available - The Farmy Army was made up of 800 farmers who brought their farm machines and muscle to help clean up the city. 1:09. This image shows bathymetry in shades of blue and topography in shades of brown in the area where an earthquake struck off the shore of western Java on September 2, 2009. Building damage to the central city and eastern suburbs of Christchurch. On 4 September 2010, at about 4:30 am, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake jolted Christchurch awake. 2 Hours after the main earthquake - Largest aftershock of magnitude 5.9, The first week post event - 361+ aftershocks (magnitude 3+ foreshocks) in the first week. Lewis Stokes. On September 4, 2010 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit 30 miles (45 km) west of Christchurch and damaged sewers, broke water and gas lines. Christchurch is New Zealand’s second largest city and suffered extensive damage, The earthquake struck at 12:51 pm on Tuesday, 22 February, 2011. Remy Larue. The 2010 Canterbury earthquake was a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake, which struck the South Island of New Zealand at 4:35 am September 4, 2010 local time (16:35 3 September UTC). It was based near Darfield but felt all over the South Island and in the lower part of the North Island. Larger circles represent stronger earthquakes. It measured 6.3 on the Richter Magnitude scale. This map shows the location of earthquakes on near Christchurch, New Zealand between September 3, 2010, and February 22, 2011. This image shows the topography, bathymetry, fault lines, and earthquake locations related to the earthquake that struck off the coast of Indonesia on October 25, 2010. Yellow shows urban areas, including Christchurch. some normality may return for them tomorrow, but nowhere near totality. White Zone was the area that had not been checked at all yet. This map shows the earthquakes that occurred near Christchurch since September 3, 2010. Besides striking closer to a major population center, the 6.3-magnitude Christchurch earthquake had a depth of just 5 kilometers (3 miles). Saturday's 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck some 30km west of Christchurch, near the town of … Outmigration of a fifth of the city population, The population, which had been growing for decades, declined in the years after the quake, Damage to roads through liquefaction made it difficult for people and emergency services to move around, Christchurch could no longer host Rugby World Cup matches so lost the benefits, e.g. John Key said the toll was expected to rise further, adding: "We may be … Most Cantabrians were at home and asleep when the 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck the region before dawn on Saturday 4 September 2010. After the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Christchurch on 4th September 2010, we made a quick video, to help us remember the aftermath of the event. It lasted only 10 seconds. Red Zone areas were very unstable: building on it safely would be difficult. 3.5 m tsunami waves in Tasman Lake, following quake-triggered glacier calving from Tasman Glacier. A lot of damage occurred and left the region of Canterbury in turmoil. Darfield lies about 50 kilometers (30 miles) west-northwest of Christchurch. Remarkably, nobody here was killed. Richmut Pjotr. The government declared a state of national emergency, which stayed in force until 30 April 2011. Irreparable damage led to the demolition of several thousand homes, and large tracts of suburban land were subsequently abandoned. The earthquake that struck Canterbury New Zealand on September 4th 2010 at 4:35am was a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. Le séisme de 2011 en Nouvelle-Zélande (appelé aussi séisme de Christchurch de 2011) est un tremblement de terre d'une magnitude de 6,3 survenu à 12 h 51 min 42 s heure locale (21 février à 23 h 51 min 42 s UTC), dans la région de Canterbury sur l'île du Sud en Nouvelle-Zélande. Hot Desert Environments and their Margins. 2011-12-23 - ONE NEWS - CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKE, BOB PARKER INTERVIEW. Earthquakes, Image of the Day New Zealand's GNS Science has stated that the earthquake was part of the aftershock sequence that has been occurring since the September magnitude-7.1 quake, however a seismologist from Geoscience Australia considers it a separate event given its location on a separate fault system. ABC News Australia. Remy Larue. Green Zone land was undamaged and could be built on again. Almost a third said the earthquakes had caused them financial problems, while 64% said they felt guilty that other Cantabrians were more affected by the earthquakes. Rescue crews from all over the world came to help. Christchurch City lies 40 km east of Darfield, and was home to a population of approximately 370,000 at the time of the earthquake. (2011, February 23 [New Zealand time]). 0:28 [PDF] The Insurance Aftershock: The Christchurch Fiasco Post-Earthquake 2010-2016 Full Colection. A 30 million-tonne (33 million-ton) chunk of ice broke off from the Tasman Glacier, and slid into Tasman Lake. The earthquake was only 5 km deep. Data from GNS Science, New Zealand. 3:57. Skylar Samie. Previously we have looked at charts for major earthquakes in relation to the aspects involving trans-Neptunian planets, especially Sedna and Eris. Although smaller in magnitude than the 2010 earthquake, the February earthquake was more damaging and deadly for a number of reasons. Up to 100,000 buildings were damaged and about 10,000 buildings needed to be demolished. The quake occurred near the city of Christchurch, a community of some 400,000 residents on the east coast. The 2010 Canterbury earthquake was a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake, which struck the South Island of New Zealand at 4:35 am September 4, 2010 local time (16:35 3 September UTC). Click on image for larger PDF version. Just after midday on the 22 nd of February 2011, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Christchurch, resulting in 185 deaths.. Seismologist Bill Fry, who is also part of the Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge, was on earthquake duty at GeoNet that day. New Zealand's prime minister says at least 65 people have died after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch. Although not as powerful as the magnitude 7.1 earthquake on 4 September 2010, this earthquake occurred on a shallow fault line that was close to the city, so the shaking was particularly destructive. Magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocks Christchurch. The 6.3-magnitude earthquake may have been an aftershock of the 7.1-magnitude 4 September 2010 Canterbury earthquake. The earthquake generated its own significant aftershocks; Primary effects (caused directly by the earthquake), Secondary effects (things that happen after the primary effects but often as a result of them). A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the Canterbury Region of New Zealand at 4:35 am on 4 September 2010. 0:28 [PDF] The Insurance Aftershock: The Christchurch Fiasco Post-Earthquake 2010-2016 Full Colection. Where the plates move like this strain energy builds up as the plates lock in place, it reaches a critical level then is breaks, releasing seismic energy. 6 months earlier on 4th September 2010 another massive magnitude 7.1 earthquake caused significant damage to Christchurch and the central Canterbury region, but with no direct fatalities. 3:57 . of course for others, they are still homeless. Larger circles represent stronger earthquakes. It had special powers to change planning laws and regulations. It was centred 11 km beneath the rural town of Darfield, on the Greendale fault, which was previously unidentified. On that day a magnitude 7.1 quake struck to the west of Christchurch. Christchurch earthquakes of 2010–11, series of tremors that occurred within and near the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, and the Canterbury Plains region from early September 2010 to late December 2011. There was a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch New Zealand today, September 4 2010, causing widespread damage, the government has declared a state of emergency. Christchurch and its surrounding region were struck by a strong earthquake on September 4, 2010—about magnitude 7, centred approximately 20 miles (30 km) west of the city. for most cantabrians, life returns to normal tomorrow. Red circles show the locations of the magnitude 6.3 quake and aftershocks on February 22 and the morning of February 23. There were crews from Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Australia and other countries. One person died from a heart attack, possibly caused by the shock of the earthquake, but there were no o… In the first eighty years of European settlement in Christchurch (1850–1930), four earthquakes caused significant damage, the last of these centred at Motunau on the North Canterbury coast in 1922. Rebecca, who was living in Aranui, shared this account of her efforts to reach h… The Christchurch Earthquakes: September 4th 2010. Christchurch Earthquake, New Zealand Feb 22, 2011 3of3.flv . The epicentre was close to the town of Darfield. Strong aftershocks were reported, including ones of magnitude 5.3. Psychological impacts – in a survey post event (2013) 80% of respondents stated their lives had changed significantly since the earthquakes. Strong aftershocks were reported, including ones of magnitude 5.3. Christchurch was divided into four zones after the earthquake. 185 people were killed in the earthquake. Latest Earthquakes in the World – Past 7 days. Skylar Samie. 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