It will take years to get this city together again. Damage occurred to many older buildings, particularly those with and those built before stringent earthquakes codes were introduced. Liquefaction Liquefaction was much more extensive than in the September 2010 earthquake. Destructive 23 December 2011 4:50 pm 5. Deafening silence, no birds, no movement. It was the middle of a working day and many people were at school or work, having lunch or running errands. Click on geonet map below.
Archived from on 11 September 2012. Focused only several kilometres below the surface, the earthquake resulted in significant shaking over a large portion of central-eastern South Island. It was centred at a of 6 km 3. Australian Prime Minister offered Australia's assistance. A large generator was delivered to us a week after the quake. Additionally, site amplification effects made the shaking even worse. The reported that two buses and a number of cars were crushed by falling buildings.
In some parts of the , previously dormant or non-existent natural surfaced as a consequence of the sudden rise in the water table, flooding some properties. Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament The Catholic cathedral of Christchurch, the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, has half collapsed. The army provided desalination plants, and bottled supplies were sent in by volunteers and companies. This included all search teams present, and support staff, including the caterers. However, after the building was made safe to enter over a week after the quake, and searched thoroughly, no bodies were located.
In 2016 work is under way on a Canterbury Earthquake Memorial which will be dedicated on 22 February 2017. Each individual can react differently to traumatic events, and more research needs to be done to learn how to predict vulnerability and access the effects to find solutions that work best. The city's suburban rail network was shut while crews checked tracks, bridges and tunnels. Here the plates rub past each other horizontally. Hebe, who was at Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti school in a multi-storey building in Cashel Mall at the time of the quake, recalled one of the big aftershocks: I think it was around this point that one of the big aftershocks hit, my best friend and I must have looked terrified, for the office lady let us hide under her desk…. We will be doing everything we can to work with our New Zealand family, with Prime Minister Key and his emergency services personnel, his military officers, his medical people, his search and rescue teams. The and have also offered help.
The September earthquake in Christchurch occurred as a result of movement between the Australian and Pacific Tectonic Plates. Archived from on 24 July 2011. Image courtesy of Wikipedia Causes The 6. Power had been restored to 82% of households within five days, and to 95% within two weeks. The 21-storey PricewaterhouseCoopers building, the city's tallest office tower, is among the office buildings to be demolished.
Community laundries were set up in affected suburbs. It cut power to homes and businesses for several minutes and caused further damage to buildings in the city centre. The number of international guest nights had declined by just 6% after the September earthquake, but fell by a further third following the February earthquake. Strong 24 December 2011 6:37 am 5. In spite of earlier renovation attempts, authorities were considering the complete demolition of the 130-year-old. Archived from on 5 March 2011. It excluded the investigation of any questions of liability, the earthquake search and rescue effort, and the rebuilding of the city.
Falling bricks and masonry killed 11 people, and eight died in two city buses crushed by crumbling walls. The Crusaders' first two home matches of the season, originally to be played in Christchurch, were moved to in. New Brighton is upper right. Many of its Victorian heritage buildings are so badly damaged they will have to be demolished. Increases in trauma exposure are related to increased dependence on alcohol and nicotine, as well as prescribed. This great video shows the surface rupture track: The February, 2011 earthquake was reported to be an aftershock of the main event last year, but the epicentre location suggests that another part of the fault system ruptured like already stated by. The also released a plan for the construction of 500 modular homes.
Casualties and damage One hundred and eighty five people died as a result of the 22 February earthquake. It was technically an aftershock from a larger earthquake in 2010 but the impacts were more severe. Archived from on 11 March 2011. All had injuries from building collapses or falling masonry. This seems unlikely to be a coincidence. Prospective predictors of short-term adjustment after the Canterbury earthquakes: Personality and depression. They were supplemented by 116 soldiers from the , in Christchurch for a training exercise at the time of the earthquake, who assisted in the cordon of the city.
Whereas an estimated 31,000 tonnes of silt was cleared in Christchurch between September 2010 and February 2011, 397,025 tonnes was removed between February and June 2011. Perceptions of distress and positive consequences following exposure to a major disaster amongst a well-studied cohort. The court subsequently ruled in favour of Phillipstown and overturned the merger. Mr Carter and preparations had been made for a state of emergency to be declared. It will be dismantled, if possible, and perhaps re-constructed. Very strong 6 January 2012 2:22 am 5. To put that in locational context, Christchurch was about 40km from the epicentre, whereas Darfield was probably about 10km.