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What type of earthquake was Christchurch 2011?

What type of earthquake was Christchurch 2011?

The hidden fault that caused the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. In September 2010, Christchurch was shaken by the magnitude 7.1 Darfield earthquake, caused by movement along faults west of the city on the Canterbury Plains.

Who was affected by the Christchurch earthquake 2011?

On Tuesday 22 February 2011 at 12.51 p.m. Christchurch was badly damaged by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake, which killed 185 people and injured several thousand. The earthquake epicentre was near Lyttelton, just 10 kilometres south-east of Christchurch’s central business district.

Where was the 2011 Christchurch earthquake?

Christchurch, New Zealand
2011 Christchurch earthquake/Location

What was the impact of the Christchurch earthquake 2011?

The Christchurch earthquake caused extensive damage to infrastructure and buildings. Multiple buildings collapsed, and the city was impacted by burst water mains, flooding, liquefaction and power outages. The port was damaged, and many roads cracked.

What plates caused the 2011 Christchurch earthquake?

Wellington’s recent Magnitude 4.7 earthquake on 4 March 2011 was actually on the Pacific Plate lying underneath the Indo-Australian Plate at about 30 km depth.

Why was the 2011 earthquake so destructive?

Although nearly all of the deaths and much of the destruction was caused by the tsunami waves along Japan’s Pacific coastline, the earthquake was responsible for considerable damage over a wide area.

How did the Christchurch earthquake 2011 affect the economy?

Economic costs Damage estimates have increased from $15 billion in the 2011 budget to $20 billion and possibly up to $30 billion if ‘business disruption or additional costs from inflation, insurance administration or rebuilding to higher standards than before the earthquake’ are included.

Is Christchurch built on a fault line?

The Christchurch Fault is an active seismic fault running under the city of Christchurch in the middle of New Zealand’s South Island. It runs from an area close to Riccarton, under the Central City, through the eastern suburbs off the coast of New Brighton.

How big was the earthquake in Christchurch in 2011?

Aftershocks Date Time Richter magnitude ( ML ) Moment magnitude ( Mw ) Body-wave magnitude 22 February 2011 12:51 pm 6.3 6.2 6.3 22 February 2011 1:04 pm 5.8 5.5 5.5 22 February 2011 2:50 pm 5.9 5.6 5.6 22 February 2011 2:51 pm 5.1 4.5 4.4

When did the earthquake happen in New Zealand?

The Attorney-General for Australia, ‘Australian assistance for New Zealand,’ 22 February 2011, accessed 18 March 2011. Bigpond News, ‘Christchurch Earthquake Factsheet,’ 3 February 2011, accessed 9 March 2011.

Is the EQC responsible for the Canterbury earthquake?

EQC and its engineers, Tonkin & Taylor, have no liability to any user of any map(s) and data in this report or for the consequences of any other person relying on them in any way. This information is not intended to form a complete technical report on land changes in all or any part of Canterbury.

Who was the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs during the Christchurch earthquake?

Press conference: Australian assistance for New Zealand – Christchurch earthquake, Former Minister for Foreign Affairs Parliament House, Canberra: Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Kevin Rudd MP and the Attorney-General, The Hon Robert McClelland MP.