2011 Christchurch Earthquake (NZ)

What magnitude was the earthquake?
6.3
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What was it?
An aftershock of an earthquake that had occurred September the previous year
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How far from Christchurch was the epicentre?
10km
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And the focus?
5km
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Main negative effect?
Liquefaction - ankle to knee deep, made it hard for emergency services to get around, flooding caused
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Immediate responses?
Ordinary people rushed to help those trapped, Urban search and rescue arrived within a couple of hours, Emergency government cabinet meeting at 3pm, 300 austrailian police flown in
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How did they zone different areas?
Green, orange, white, red to classify damage/cost of repairs
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How was it managed?
In New Zealand drills are now carried out - buildings are built life safe ensure they will not collapse in another earthquake
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And?
Old buildings have been fitted to withstand earthquakes
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An aftershock of an earthquake that had occurred September the previous year

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