Before the 22 February 2011 earthquake, the cost of repairs and rebuilding was estimated at around $5 billion. Despite their efforts, and those of the ambulance officers who soon arrived, she died on her way to hospital. By the time a devastating 6.3-magnitude earthquake – itself, in seismic terms, an aftershock – struck Christchurch on 22 February 2011, the region had experienced thousands. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Ambulance, fire and police officers, doctors, nurses and carers, council workers and those responsible for essential services, left their families, neighbours and properties to look after the wider community. , From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, "New Zealand earthquake report - Sep 4, 2010 at 4:35 am (NZST)", "Magnitude 7.0 - South Island of New Zealand: Details", "New Zealand Earthquake 2010: Strong Quake Shakes Christchurch", "New Zealand Earthquake Report - Sep 4 2010 at 4:56 am (NZST)", "New Zealand Earthquake Report - Sep 4 2010 at 11:12 am (NZST)", "Marlborough, Kaikoura escape worst of quake", "Strong earthquake rocks New Zealand's South Island", "State of emergency declared in Canterbury", "Magnitude 7.0 - South Island of New Zealand: Summary", Magnitude 7.0 earthquake hits New Zealand, https://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2010_Canterbury_earthquake&oldid=6787959, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License, 2 seriously injured, approximately 100 total injuries. Mark Darbyshire, who was flatting in Riccarton, was one of many people whose thoughts quickly turned to the elderly and vulnerable: Our first priority was to check on our neighbours, so I donned slippers and a jacket. Later analysis shows the magnitude was 7.1, the epicentre 40 km west of Christchurch, near Darfield, and the depth 11 km. Then there was a roaring sound, and terrible shaking which got progressively worse and worse. The September earthquake inflicted a wide range of damage on buildings – everything from minor spills and breakages to structural damage to foundations, walls and roofs. 8, 2014, pp. But they also caused real fear and anxiety – both for people’s own safety and that of their families, friends and neighbours, and for what they might mean for the future of their homes, businesses and community. The quake caused widespread damage and several power outages, particularly in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand's second largest city. As aftershock upon aftershock hit the region, beginning with a 5.6-magnitude shake at 4.56 a.m., families and flatmates comforted each other and began to venture out to check on their neighbours.  Another study with a group of 295 middle-aged Canterbury residents found that both men and women were still suffering ‘adverse mental health impacts’ 18 months after the first earthquake. Some hadn’t finished their Friday night partying, while shift workers were already out and about. The 4.9-magnitude aftershock that hit the region at 10.30 a.m. on Boxing Day 2010 hit retailers particularly hard. A magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurred near Christchurch at 4.35 a.m. on Saturday 4 September 2010. We could only fling out a hand, clutch an arm rest, call out, exclaim, gasp, wait …http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/702/story/. The 2010 Canterbury earthquake (also known as the Darfield earthquake) struck the South Island of New Zealand with a moment magnitude of 7.1 at 4:35 am local time on 4 September, and had a maximum perceived intensity of X (Extreme) on the Mercalli intensity scale. 2, July 2014, p. 7, Janet K. Spittlehouse, Peter R. Joyce, Esther Vierck, Philip J. Schluter and John F. Pearson, ‘Ongoing adverse mental health impact of the earthquake sequence in Christchurch, New Zealand’, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. Two men in their fifties sustained major injuries. On Saturday, September 4, 2010, New Zealanders woke to incredible images of upended and broken homes and distraught residents. Providentially, there had been no direct loss of life. 2010 Canterbury earthquake Earthquake. And then I thought ‘My children are in Wellington! It was centred 11 km beneath the rural town … Some went sightseeing in quake-damaged areas. Christchurch earthquakes of 2010–11, 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. , New Zealand sits on the boundary between the Australian and Pacific plates. This page was last changed on 23 January 2020, at 18:34. We lost work at the Form gallery in Christchurch, so we thought Kaiapoi isn’t going to recover in a hurry. The 2010 earthquake was centred about 80–90 km to the southeast of the plate boundary through the island, probably on one of a network of smaller faults linked to the main faults that mark the plate boundary itself. I stumbled from the bed and slammed into the door frame whilst trying to get to my son, I eventually made it to his room, I fumbled for the light switch and couldn’t work out why it wouldn’t turn on, I gave up and carried on to his cot. Most Cantabrians were at home and asleep when the 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck the region before dawn on Saturday 4 September 2010.  David Johnston et al., ‘The 2010/2011 Canterbury Earthquakes: context and cause of injury’, Natural Hazards, January 2014. This site is produced by the History Group of the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. The screen went blank, and our world cracked and roared, bucked and swayed, and our city began to fall down and apart. It was relatively shallow – around 10 km deep – and produced the strongest earthquake ground-shaking ever recorded in New Zealand. Widely felt over the South Island and the southern North Island, it caused considerable damage in central Canterbury, especially in Christchurch. 2010 Canterbury earthquake Culture and Society Writing to Mana Magazine after the February 2011 earthquake, Lill’s sister, Gloria, told of the family’s pain that Lill’s death had not been recognised, even though an interim coroner’s finding stated that she ‘had died from sudden cardiac arrest caused by a major stress situation – the earthquake’. Businesses in the city centre were closed the day of the quake. It was really nice to see everyone come together….http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/519/story/. The 2010 Canterbury earthquake (also known as the Darfield earthquake) struck the South Island of New Zealand with a moment magnitude of 7.1 at 4:35 a.m. local time on 4 September, and had a maximum perceived intensity of X (Extreme) on the Mercalli intensity scale. 8-9; ‘Christchurch quake blamed for death’, Herald on Sunday, 12 September 2010; ‘First Christchurch quake victim’s family share the pain’, Herald on Sunday, 4 September 2011. 75, no. The September 4, 2010, Canterbury earthquake with a moment magnitude (Mw) of 7.1 is a crustal earthquake in the South Island, New Zealand.  Rachel Harre and Frank Malone operated Fragments of Grace gallery in Kaiapoi, which was badly affected by the September quake.  Stan Darling and Jackie Watson, Kaiapoi shakes: interviews with Kaiapoi residents affected by the September 2010 earthquake, Jackie Watson, Christchurch, 2012, pp. Immediately after the September earthquake, the number of international guest nights fell by 6 per cent. Individual businesses also suffered badly – whether from damage to stock or buildings, the impact of damage to infrastructure such as roads and utilities, or because of a decline in the demand for their services. The 2010 Canterbury earthquake was a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake, which struck the South Island of New Zealand at 4:35 am September 4, 2010 local time (16:35 3 September UTC ). The severest of those events were the earthquake (magnitude from 7.0 to … In the South Island, these plates mainly slide past each other horizontally, producing earthquakes along fault lines such as the Alpine fault. In the early hours of Saturday morning on 4 September 2010, people in Christchurch and the surrounding Canterbury region were jolted awake by the most damaging earthquake in New Zealand since the deadly magnitude 7.8 Hawke's Bay (Napier) earthquake in 1931.There was one important difference-this time there has been no loss of life. 1-3. 3, September 2012, S.H. De Canterbury aardbeving in 2010 (ook bekend als de aardbeving Darfield) sloeg het Zuidereiland van Nieuw-Zeeland met een ogenblik magnitude van 7,1 op 4:35 uur lokale tijd op 4 september, en had een maximum waargenomen intensiteit van X ( Extreme) op de Mercalli intensiteitsschaal.Sommige beschadigen naschokken volgden de belangrijkste gebeurtenis, waarvan de sterkste was een … It shook Cantabrians, their properties, their land and their lives. Around six months later, at 12:51 pm on 22 February 2011, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit south-east of Christchurch. I know we are, but it was nice to be looked after. M 7.2 Darfield (Canterbury) Sat, Sep 4 2010 The Darfield earthquake caused severe building damage in mid-Canterbury, particularly to the city of Christchurch. Her family tried to revive her and to contact emergency services on overloaded phone lines. Geonet, the country’s geological hazard monitoring system, received thousands of ‘felt reports’. I’m not fond of the dark any more, wasn’t its biggest fan before but I’m even less so now. The February 22, 2011, Christchurch earthquake (Mw=6.3) is the biggest aftershock of the 2010 Canterbury earthquake that is located at about 50 km to the east of the mainshock. The region’s port and airport remained operational, and its manufacturing hub did not sustain significant damage, minimising the disruption to ‘industrial production and good exports and activity’. As well as damaging properties and the local economy, the earthquake had both physical and psychological effect… A powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand's South Island last night, causing widespread damage to buildings, although there were few injuries. Our first neighbour – an elderly gentleman, whose wife is wheelchair-bound – was quite alright, but profoundly grateful that we came knocking on his door so soon to check on him. Ten more follow in the next minute and the ‘hashtag #earthquake ‘burst’ at 4:… The 2010 Canterbury earthquake (also known as the Darfield earthquake)  struck the South Island of New Zealand with a moment magnitude of 7.1   at 4:35 am local time on 4 September, and had a maximum perceived intensity of X (Extreme) on the Mercalli intensity scale. As Central City Business Association manager Paul Lonsdale told the Press at the time: It's been hard enough getting back on our feet after the first earthquake and we were just starting to get some normality back into customers' psyche and getting a bit of positivity back and this is just a blow…. On 4 September 2010 at 4:35am, the Canterbury region of New Zealand was hit by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. Both earthquakes occurred on previously unrecognized faults. On 5 September the Herald on Sunday reported the experiences of people such as Daryl Collier, who was working at the South Terrace bakery in Darfield when the earthquake struck: The railway line is behind us and I thought it was a train coming right through the back of the building.  Miles Parker and Daan Steenkamp, ‘The economic impact of the Canterbury earthquake’, Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bulletin, vol. No one died as a direct result of the earthquake, and there were relatively few casualties. The epicentre of the Canterbury earthquake was near the town of Darfield, 40km to the west of Christchurch. It was the first Canterbury earthquake which fair walloped Kaiapoi. This post uses images provided by Malcolm Teasdale of Kiwirail to show the kine buckling that occurred on a railway track at the point that it crossed area of the surface fault expression close to Rolleston at the east end of the fault system. Strong aftershocks were reported, including ones of magnitude 5.3.  Johnston and K.P. A 2012 Reserve Bank report concluded that Canterbury’s economy had proved ‘reasonably resilient to the impact of the earthquakes’, and that ‘the spill over to other regions’ was limited. It has been known as the Greendale, Darfield, Rolleston, September or Canterbury Earthquake. While most came from the South Island, there were some from the lower North Island and Stewart Island. The coroner’s final finding was death by natural causes (sudden cardiac death), with the earthquake – a ‘high stress situation’ – a contributing factor. One was hit by a falling chimney while the other was seriously injured by broken glass.  http://www.sva.org.nz/history/; Helen Tatham, ‘Social media key to “army” success’, New Zealand Doctor, 21 September 2011, p. 15. It was based on the Greendale fault, which is a newly discovered fault. http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/78/story/Our bedroom is upstairs and the movement of the room felt like it was going to collapse at any moment. We did about 185 chimneys, we either made secure or we took down, so most of them had to be taken down, well probably a 50-50 split to be perfectly honest.  The quake caused damage to historic buildings in Lyttelton, near Christchurch, including a church and parts of a hotel. 4.35 a.m.A strong earthquake strikes Canterbury. Writing a week after the September earthquake, Selena revealed that she found it hardest to cope at night: So that’s my week so far, nights are the worst, I’m not sure if it’s because the earthquake hit at night or if it would be the same if it was during the day. . Meet the NZHistory.net.nz team, Car crushed during the 4 September earthquake, September 2010 Canterbury (Darfield) earthquake, http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/161/story/, http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/612/story/, http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/527/story/, http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/519/story/, http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/364/story/, http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/78/story/, http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/82/story/, http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/184/story/, http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/129/story/, http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/721/story/, http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/702/story/, http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/144/story/, http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/515/story/, The 2010 Canterbury (Darfield) earthquake.  Strong aftershocks were reported, including ones of magnitude 5.3. The 2010 Canterbury earthquake, which struck a decade ago on Friday, shocked New Zealand and made headlines around the world. One guest had just flown in from the UK the night before the quake struck. It was 4.35 a.m. when they were awakened abruptly. Welcome to our basket for collecting material about the Canterbury earthquake on September 4, 2010, the following aftershocks, the Boxing Day event and the earthquake on the February 22, 2011. Night brings on the nerves, the ill feelings and the need for adult company to feel safe. 8, 2014, pp. A plinth in the middle of the room had three figures on it but two had fallen off and were lying amongst the smashed ceramics on the floor. A Mw6.2 (ML6.3) earthquake occurred in Christchurch on Tuesday 22 February 2011 at 12:51 p.m. local time (23:51 UTC, 21 February). The Canterbury District Health Board also noted an increase in admissions to cardiac services in the days immediately after the earthquake. . The 4 September 2010 earthquake was the largest to affect a major urban area since the 7.8-magnitude shock that struck the Hawke’s Bay region on 3 February 1931. Research undertaken with a group of 191 Canterbury residents identified a range of psychological impacts, including fear, anxiety, sleep disturbance, hypervigilance, feelings of ‘being in limbo’ or guilt, and the physical and emotional demands of tending to others. Ground near the Darfield epicentre moved at up to 1.25 times the acceleration due to gravity. Becker, D.M. A recent post was centred on images of the fault rupture of the September 2010 Canterbury earthquake in New Zealand. I was woken by what I thought was the worst shaking I have ever felt in my life, my husband and I woke and sat up at the exact same time, he yelled earthquake at me, I knew it was but still for a split second I wondered if he was right. A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the Canterbury Region of New Zealand at 4:35 am on 4 September 2010. We had, oh we had chimneys by the dozens and dozens and dozens. Commercial re-use may be allowed on request. Many people jumped out of bed and headed to work after the earthquake struck. M 7.2 Darfield (Canterbury) Sat, Sep 4 2010 The Darfield earthquake caused severe building damage in mid-Canterbury, particularly to the city of Christchurch. The aftershocks were so frequent that many households and workplaces made a kind of game of guessing their magnitude, depth and location. http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/129/story/The room was being swayed from side to side so I couldn’t even stand. The 2010 Canterbury earthquake (also known as the Darfield earthquake) struck the South Island of New Zealand with a moment magnitude of 7.1 at 4:35 a.m. local time on 4 September, and had a maximum perceived intensity of X (Extreme) on the Mercalli intensity scale. A casualty of the September 2010 at 4:35am, the ill feelings and the economy. Knocked on the nerves, the country ’ s the beauty of being a brigade. 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