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Earthquake case study
Christ Church

Location: Christ church, New Zealand

When: 22nd February, 2011

Boundary type

On an already formed fault line on the pacific plate.

What happened: It is considered an aftershock of a previous 7.1 magnitude earthquake,
which happened in September 2010. A magnitude 6.3 on the Richter…

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Schools and university's Christchurch 164 schools and universities were mostly closed
for three weeks with 11 being seriously damaged with students
being relocated.

Management of earthquake

The New Zealand red cross launched an appeal to help the victims. Australia donated £2.7
million and New South Wales donated £700,000 in aid…


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