Hazardous Earth Christchurch Earthquake Case Study

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  • Christchurch
    • 22nd Feb 2011 @ 12.51pm
    • Population = 376,700
    • 7.1
    • GDP per capita $27,000
    • Adult literacy rate 99% over 15 years can read/write
    • 100% of people have access to clean drinking water
    • Liquefaction
      • Caused buildings, roads, cars and trees to sink into the ground
    • 181 people were killed
      • 80 of which from the Christchurch TV building which collapsed
    • 2,000 were injured
    • 1 in 5 lost jobs because of buildings collapsing/ destroyed
    • $40 billion worth of damage needed to repair infrastructure

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