Tag Archives: New Zealand

6.3 Earthquake Damages City


On February 22, 2011 there was a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that hit Christchurch, New Zealand. The death toll is said to be at least 65 people. The earthquake’s epicenter was located deep under ground about 6 miles from ChristChurch. To make matters … Continue reading

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New Zealand Earthquake Has Californians Questioning


VIDEO SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE OF EARTHQUAKE IN CHRISTCHURCH Because of the tremendous impact that the New Zealand earthquakes had on the country and the news media, citizens of California are now re-evaluating the way they’ve been building their buildings. In New … Continue reading

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An Aftershock to Leave New Zealand In Shock


In Christchurch, New Zealand, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit. People were left trapped or crushed under the rubble. A minimum of a dozen buildings had collapsed or were severely damaged from the quake. Thousands of people had to move from the … Continue reading

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New Zealand’s ‘Darkest Day’


On February 2nd, 2011 tragedy hit Christchurch, New Zealand in the form of a 6.3 magnitude earthquake. Seventy five causalties were reported and more than three hundred reported missing [rvd: casualties are estimated to be over 200]. Prime Minister John … Continue reading

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Insurance Companies Feel Financial Burden of Earthquake


When a natural disaster hits, the financial and personal burdens can be extremely devastating. However those most affected by these disasters are the insurance companies who insure the properties that were damaged by disaster. In the aftermath of the recent earthquake … Continue reading

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Earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand


Earthquakes kill people every year and have been doing so for quite some time. There was a nasty earthquake hit down in New Zealand on February 22, 2011. The earthquake struck Christchurch causing 98 deaths and 226 missing persons so far (Feb. 24, 2011). Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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New Zealand Quake leaves City Shaken


The 6.3 magnitude earthquake, which occurred in Christchurch, New Zealand, on February 26, has killed 145 people as of today. An additional 226 people are still missing. The number of casualties is relatively high because of the structures of the … Continue reading

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Building Codes Fail in New Zealand :(


The Canterbury Plains in New Zealand experienced their first 2 major earthquakes in thousands of years. The second quake, at a magnitude of 6.5 was much more devastating then the first one, which shook in September of 2010 and was … Continue reading

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New Zealand Earthquake


Tuesday afternoon, New Zealand was shaken to its core by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake. This earthquake hit the South Island, along with the largest city, Christchurch. The epicenter of the earthquake was 5 kilometers below ground in Lyttelton. About 500,000 people populate the … Continue reading

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Mount Tarawera, New Zealand 1886- Farewell to the Pink and White Terraces


One of the most remarkable seismic events of New Zealand history occurred on the night of June 10, 1886. Signs of the destructive eruption came in the form of earthquakes just an hour before (1). Sometime between 1:30 and 2:00am, … Continue reading

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