GCSE Earthquakes case study - Christchurch HIC
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Date of Christchurch earthquake
The earthquake occurred
on New Zealand's South Island 10km to the West of Christchurch, Canterbury.
seconds - duration of the earthquake
Size of the earthquake on the Richter scale
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.
Depth of the earthquake
Conservative plate margin
caused the earthquake where the Pacific Plate slid past the Australian Plate in the opposite direction
people were killed in the earthquake
Canterbury Television (CTV) Building
Collapsed and caught fire, causing over half the deaths
the total estimated cost of the quake
buildings had to be destroyed
Of water and sewerage system destroyed
of the city population outmigrated
gave $5 million (Aus $) in aid.
State of national emergency
Declared by the government, which stayed in force until 30 April 2011
Christchurch was divided into four zones after the earthquake
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