An earthquake occurred in christchurch on 14 february 2016 at 1. Timelapse visualisation of the june 2011 earthquake and its aftershocks in christchurch and canterbury, new zealand. Dec 22, 2011 christchurch is still recovering from the earthquake in february that killed 182 people and destroyed much of the downtown area. A strong earthquake has jolted new zealands south island, but there have been no early reports of damage. The hidden fault that caused the february 2011 christchurch earthquake more information. Geonet, new zealands naturalhazardmonitoring service, identified the quake as. An earthquake has hit christchurch, with residents reporting a significant shake. Geonet data centre manager explains seismic waves and whats been observed in. Christchurch quake was aftershock from 2010, scientists. Rapid field reconnaissance indicates that multiple faults have. The earthquake that brought death and destruction to christchurch on tuesday was almost certainly an aftershock of a larger quake that rocked new zealand on 3 september last year. Christchurch city and its environs had only experienced three moderate earthquakes in the previous 40 years.
These figures are for the entire aftershock zone, not just for christchurch city. Strong aftershocks are felt in new zealands south island after an earthquake measuring 6. When i woke up to feel the first christchurch earthquake 4 september 2010 my first thought after wtf was whether it was the big one expected some time on the alpine fault. Geonet, which monitors seismic activity in new zealand, said. At a depth of 7km, the moderate quake was reported about 8. Water pipes, roads, bridges, power lines, cell phone towers and ordinary phone lines were broken or damaged. The area has recorded more than 7,000 earthquakes since a magnitude.
Christchurch earthquakes of 201011, series of tremors that occurred within and near the city of christchurch, new zealand, and the canterbury plains region from early september 2010 to late december 2011. Click here to start a new topic please sign and date your posts by typing four tildes new to wikipedia. Canterbury earthquake facts and figures new zealand parliament. It occurred nearly six months after the 4 september 2010. Timelapse visualisations of the february 22 2011 and september 4 2010 earthquakes and their aftershocks can also be viewed. Gns science and geonet developed aftershock forecasts based on the.
This is not a forum for general discussion of the articles subject put new text under old text. Nearly six months later, just as everybody was getting used to post earthquake life, a magnitude 6. It was felt from christchurch through to auckland, according to geonet. Nov 15, 2016 geonet has released newly calculated aftershock probabilities that put the chance of one or more m66. Christchurch earthquakes of 201011 new zealand britannica. Poor christchurch just cant seem to catch a seismic break this year. The severest of those events were the earthquake magnitude from 7. Christchurch residents have been left wondering if the quakes will ever end. Turtle safe getthru the rebuild christchurch city council victims of the quake press, stuff. Bbc news website readers in christchurch have been telling their stories. Christchurch hit with more than 10,000 quakes since 2011. Gns science is warning of more aftershocks in coming days as thousands of people face a night without power after magnitude 6. Christchurch aftershocks part of normal sequence, geonet. All that changed with the darfield earthquake, as dozens of its aftershocks caused at least moderate damage.
Geonet had recorded a total 4879 aftershocks from the kaikoura event. There is a 63 percent chance another quake between magnitude 5 and 5. Christchurch and surrounding areas have experienced major earthquakes since a 7. Timelapse visualisation of todays earthquakes in christchurch and canterbury, new zealand. Just as christchurch was beginning to recover from the huge impact of the 4 september 2010 earthquake, a massive aftershock delivered an even more deadly and destructive blow to the city. Each animated red circle represents an quake or aftershock. Feb 22, 2011 the earthquake that brought death and destruction to christchurch on tuesday was almost certainly an aftershock of a larger quake that rocked new zealand on 3 september last year. The focal mechanisms of both shocks indicate mostly pure strikeslip motion, probably dextral strikeslip along a northeastsouthwest oriented fault plane. The 2010 canterbury earthquake also known as the darfield earthquake struck the south island of new zealand with a moment magnitude of 7. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The earthquake was felt across the south island and parts of the lower and central. The visualization covers an area of about 10,000 square km around christchurch, includes 4,300 earthquakes since september 3 2010, and is bookended by the 7. February 2011 christchurch earthquake february 2011.
Obituaries of the 185 people killed in the february 2011 christchurch earthquake. Time lapse map of christchurch earthquakes youtube. New zealands christchurch hit by series of earthquakes. New zealands gns science has stated that the earthquake was part of the aftershock sequence that has been occurring since the september magnitude7. Millions of products all with free shipping new zealand wide. Christchurch hit with more than 10,000 quakes since 2011 nz. The christchurch february 2011 earthquake recorded peak ground accelerations pga of more than 2g, while the strongest readings for the cook strait earthquakes were approximately 0. The fault that caused the canterbury earthquake on 4 september 2010.
Canterbury quake recent events natural hazards and risks our. Strong quake hits new zealands christchurch bbc news. This map uses a full data feed from geonet, not their recent quakes page, so will display many quakes that dont appear on the geonet recent quakes page. The number one result was from the daily telegraph, uk, with reports of destruction and looting in christchurch. Geonet are only posting the larger or more strongly felt quakes on their recent quakes page, as with the large number of aftershocks, they are unable to publish all of them on their website. Bibliography unsupported source type misc for source pla14. Christchurch quake map earthquakes since june 2011. The june 2011 christchurch earthquake was a shallow magnitude 6. Christchurch s central city and eastern suburbs were badly affected, with damage to buildings and infrastructure already weakened by the magnitude 7. The 2011 christchurch earthquake te ara encyclopedia of new. Michael told rnz christchurch people had become too used to earthquakes. The earthquakes epicentre was near lyttelton, just 10 km southeast of christchurchs central business district. The time lapse runs from september 4, 2010 the date of the the 7. The earthquakes have had a devastating effect on the central city and the people of christchurch and surrounding areas.
Feb 14, 2016 christchurch residents have been left wondering if the quakes will ever end. Feb 24, 2011 aftershock a few minutes after initial earthquake outside christchurch convention centre. Feb 22, 2011 geonet staff deployed portable earthquake recorders to collect information on the rich aftershock sequence of the earthquake. Christchurch new zealand after the earthquake by phil mcdermott 05292011 lincoln university in new zealand did a great job of assembling some leaders in the principles and practice of disaster recovery for its resilient futures workshop recently in support of recovery in christchurch after the february earthquake. In the ten minutes after it hit, there were 10 aftershocks of magnitude 4 or more. The city of christchurch experienced a major earthquake centred south of the city. Earthquakes from the last 365 days that may have caused shaking weak or greater in new zealand. Nov 14, 2016 the deadly earthquake that struck 90 kilometres north of christchurch on sunday night has been followed by hundreds of aftershocks. New zealand hit by aftershocks after severe earthquake.
Earthquake data from the portable instruments are used in conjunction with data from permanent geonet monitoring stations and portable instruments that had remained deployed following the m7. Prior to that flight, stuart read acting section manager active landscapes, and manager of the landslide response to the christchurch earthquake arranged for a geonet response. It was just another earthquake i could do nothing about, said michael, who sat in an armchair in his home in suburban bishopdale and watched as a magnitude 5. In its latest update on the november 14 kaikoura earthquake, which was 7. Christchurch rumbles on seven years after two destructive earthquakes shook the region. Earthquakes from the last 365 days that may have caused shaking weak or greater. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the insurance aftershock. This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the 2011 christchurch earthquake article.
The february 2011 christchurch earthquake was an aftershock of the 7. Seismologists believe that the 22 february quake was itself an aftershock of the magnitude 7. The fire service says it has had no reports of damage, nzn reports. Christchurch earthquake kills 185 nzhistory, new zealand. The science behind the new zealand quake live science. Geonet says there is a 98 per cent chance of an aftershock of 6 to 6. Christchurch is still being rocked by aftershocks 15 hours after a 7. Tv movies books music culture sideswipe competitions. Christchurch quake was aftershock from 2010, scientists say. Some damaging aftershocks followed the main event, the strongest of which was a magnitude 6. Moved by the real losses of the christchurch earthquake, this is an extraordinary novel about a community profoundly linked to the land it lives on. We forecast aftershock probabilities for the area in the red box on the map below. Geonet combines magnitudes into a summary magnitude, m, which consists of a weighted average of the individual magnitudes and attempts to be a best possible compromise between all magnitudes for a range of earthquake sizes. Geonet said the first quake was the strongest to have hit new zealand since a 7.
Aftershocks are not included, unless they were of great significance or contributed to a death toll, such as the m 6. Often referred to as the valentines day earthquake, it was centred in the sea off new brighton at a depth of 15 kilometres 9. A geonet image plots the earthquakes in order of most recent to oldest, meaning the least recent events are on top. On twitter, some said it was bigger than the quake from a few a days ago. Dr berryman said that many of the more than 250 aftershocks. The fatal aftershock after several large aftershocks including a m6 on boxing day, and a textbook aftershock sequence, the probability of another large m6 aftershock in 2011 was looking very unlikely. Christchurch city mayor, bob parker, now refers to the 2010 darfield earthquake as just the warm up event. Significant liquefaction affected the eastern suburbs, producing around 400,000 tonnes of silt. Over the following hours, a team of geonet earthquake experts began to. Geonet staff deployed portable earthquake recorders to collect information on the rich aftershock sequence of the earthquake. Aftershocks, 22 february 2011 to 11 february 2012 historic. Residents in akaroa, amberley, ashburton, christchurch, methven and oxford may have felt it. The focal mechanisms of both shocks indicate mostly pure strikeslip motion, probably dextral strikeslip along.
The quake was centred 10km southeast of the city at a depth of 5km. The earthquake epicentre was near lyttelton, just 10 kilometres southeast of christchurchs central business district. Updated feb 23 2011 to show the latest earthquakes following the magnitude 6. Just another reminder that the christchurch aftershock sequence is still ongoing. The quake occurred near the city of christchurch, a community of some 400,000 residents on the east coast. Christchurch aftershocks normal seven years later otago. Looking at all the seismic activity in the aftershock area of the september 2010. Christchurch and canterbury earthquakes christchurch city. Timelapse visualisations of the february 22 2011 and september 4 2010 earthquakes and their aftershocks. The deadly earthquake that struck 90 kilometres north of christchurch on sunday night has been followed by hundreds of aftershocks. I felt the next christchurch quake 22 february while at work, and a few aftershocks as well. As at this morning, nearly 8000 people had reported feeling the 9.893 312 1550 122 1345 559 1001 102 262 1508 751 1451 1477 317 599 1474 1209 142 73 951 203 539 714 440 54 997 1381 355 776 45