Christchurch, New Zealand Case Study

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What was it's rating on the richter scale?
6.3
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What type of plate margin did it occur at?
Conservative
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(Primary Impact) What was the death toll of the earthquake?
185
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(Primary Impact) How many homes were destroyed?
400,000
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(Primary Impact) Give two other primary impacts not already mentioned that relate to infrastructure
Roads, public transport stopped/destroyed and collapsed buildings (e.g. Christchurch Cathedral)
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(Secondary Impact) How many people were without power?
50,000
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(Secondary Impact) How much did long term costs of reconstruction etc. amount to?
£1.9 Billion
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(Secondary Impact) How much ice was taken away from the biggest glacier?
30 million tonnes of ice
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Give two immediate responses that helped with rescue attempts.
1. Australia helped by providing helicopter rescue 2. Bystanders helped free others without equipment
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Give two long term responses that dealt with infrastructure improvements.
1. Improvement in building codes 2. Construction of temporary homes
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