After the February 2011 earthquake, Auckland Council and the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management jointly reissued the resource as a DVD. Some sectors were hit hard, ‘notably retail, accommodation and hospitality’. The earthquake … Unfortunately for those waiting at the scene and elsewhere, no more survivors were found after the first 24 hours. The New Zealand Police provided bereaved families with a dedicated liaison officer able to answer questions and give support. His daughter was among them: I drove home and I was shouting my daughter’s name. 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Those trained and equipped to handle such emergencies were assisted in the immediate aftermath of the quake not only by volunteers of all descriptions but also by the fortuitous presence of a large number of New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel who were in the city to conduct a training exercise. We are not going to rush this process and risk causing further pain to grieving families by making a mistake. A good example of liquefaction is, when you are at the beach and are standing near the shore, if you move your toes in the wet sand you will sink and a puddle forms around you. That the house stood up to it at all was pretty incredible. In the ten minutes after it hit, there were 10 aftershocks of magnitude 4 or more. The 2010 Canterbury (Darfield) earthquake (Te Ara), The 2011 Christchurch earthquake (Te Ara), The shaky isles: Canterbury & other quakes (MCH), Wellington and Christchurch's earthquake risk (Te Ara). The stairwell had collapsed immediately below the landing at the 14th floor. Liquefaction is when water-saturated sediment temporarily loses it's strength and acts like a liquid. Most Cantabrians were away from their homes when the 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck at 12.51 p.m. on 22 February 2011. Most of those who died were Christchurch or Canterbury residents with ties to the local community. 185 people were killed in the February earth quake and thousands more were hurt. I see pictures of myself at the site in the paper the next day – and I can’t recall what I was doing at that point. Though the government supplied money for those who were fired, businesses that needed re-building and injured employees. The aftershocks were particularly dangerous for people who were trapped under debris or in buildings, and for those who were trying to rescue them. Tell me more... 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A public holiday was declared for the Canterbury region to enable as many people as possible to attend the service. Research undertaken by the Canterbury District Health Board and the Mental Health Foundation in 2012 as part of the initiative ‘All Right?’ found that how people felt was ‘closely related to how the earthquakes impacted on their … homes, relationships, social lives, communities, identities, finances and careers’. Some parents had more difficulty reaching their children. The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Search and rescue efforts were eventually scaled back and replaced by the search for and recovery of remains. A number of schools found they couldn’t follow the emergency procedures they had practised because many students were outside the classroom having lunch. In the short term, however, the need for emergency repairs to heating systems has meant that legislation to prosecute those using polluting older wood burners and open fires has been temporarily relaxed for earthquake damaged homes for the winter of 2011.7 Prepared by Environment Canterbury and Community and Public Health. Water pipes, roads, bridges, power lines, cell phone towers and ordinary phone lines were broken or damaged. Where was this coming from? Most Cantabrians were away from their homes when the 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck at 12.51 p.m. on 22 February 2011. The Christchurch rebuild is forecast to start in earnest during the second half of 2012, continuing through to at least 2016. 75, no. There were no words that could be exchanged and most of us carried on trying to hold in emotions until we were back at the Square! The memorial has a dual purpose: ‘paying respect to the 185 people who lost their lives’ and acknowledging ‘the shared trauma and huge support received with the recovery operation that followed’. My friend Phoebe and I were walking back to Phoebe’s parents’ work. . Landscapes, such as forests rivers or cliffs, will get damaged, injuring or killing the wildlife. 63, no. I’d forgotten, even though I had seen pictures, that the lanterns which had been put up for the lantern festival the weekend after February 22nd were still there. As in September, most of these people were injured during the primary earthquake, for example by tripping or falling. Those involved in the process explained that they were working as quickly as they could while following international DVI standards. It is expected that any damage caused to the rivers by siltation during the earthquakes, or sediment removal activities in lower reaches, will not have long-lasting effects on fish and invertebrates, provided mitigation measures are followed Between 2011 and 2013, birds died due to avian botulism. The earthquake struck the Canterbury region in New Zealand's South Island and was centred 6.7 kilometres (4.2 mi) south-east of the centre of Christchurch, New Zealand's second-most populous city. Economic Impacts (long-term) To rebuild what was once can get quite expensive, so some owners decide to just demolish and re-sell the land to a potential buyer; The income may get lost in the rubble; Economic Impacts (long-term) Landscapes, such as forests rivers or cliffs, will get damaged, injuring or … The report of the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission contains biographies of those who died as a result of the earthquake in the CTV (vol. All the cellphone lines were out of action so it was hard to contact my family. Each organisation was flooded with 111 calls for help from the CBD and suburbs on top of business as usual – and staff also needed to look to their own families. In an interview published in the New Zealand Herald two days after the quake, Carter noted that ‘The job had its dangers, and it was scary being trapped inside a collapsed building when the aftershocks struck’ – but ‘he preferred to focus on the potential rewards, rather than the risks of what they were doing’. USAR team member Peter Seager recalls what it was like at the CTV site when the country observed two minutes’ silence exactly a week after the quake: Lunch was timed around the planned 2 minutes silence at 12.51. Results: Short-term increases in the use of anxiolytics and sedatives/hypnotics were observed after the most devastating February 2011 earthquake, but this effect was not sustained. Naval personnel who were in Lyttelton at the time of the quake helped the community in a number of ways, dishing up 1000 meals and providing emergency accommodation on HMNZS Canterbury. This included all search teams present, and support staff, including the caterers. By mid-morning [Monday 28th], Dr Collins had arranged for a couple of cellphones and had our Medical Centre number diverted to them. Where did you put MY city?’…, Then, of course, was the cathedral. I just didn’t like the feeling of the aftershocks. This time it was often colleagues, classmates or complete strangers who comforted and hel… I just packed my things up, came back and the ambulance was waiting for me. . Inner Core The inner core is the centre of the earth; it is made up of iron and nickel compounds that are solid due to extreme heat and pressure. , to see the site slowly revealed painstaking, exacting work and the Ministry Civil. 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