I find myself wondering ‘what would happen if an earthquake hit right now?’ when I'm out and about all of the time. There was a lot less damage from this quake despite it being higher magnitude than the one in 2011. The majority of claims lodged are for building damage only (71%), 10% for building and contents, 9% contents only and 10% land damage. Earthquake: In pictures, Radio New Zealand. An earthquake occurred in Christchurch on 14 February 2016 at 1:13 p.m. local time (00:13 UTC) and initially recorded as 5.9 on the Richter scale, but subsequently reviewed as 5.7. I was also worried about my girl Ali who’s a doctor working in the local hospital. The Big Read: Unravelling the quirks of the Kaikoura Earthquakes, The New Zealand Herald. Often referred to as the Valentine's Day earthquake, it was centred in the sea off New Brighton at a depth of 15 kilometres (9.3 mi). Moderate earthquake - Christchurch on February 14, 2016 February 14, 2016 by Armand Vervaeck Earthquake-report.com only survives with (mostly small) PRIVATE DONATIONS . When I eventually did go back to bed there were aftershocks every couple of minutes and I was rigid with fear, worrying that any one of them could turn into another big quake. Information about emergencies, disasters and disaster resilience comes from many sources. We also had very stormy weather for a few days following the quake so at times you didn't know if the house was moving because of an aftershock or because of the gales blowing outside! 5, Risk Frontiers (PDF 972KB). The Elms Homestead in Kaikoura collapsed following the magnitude 7.5 earthquake at 12.02am, and rescuers spent hours searching for the three residents. "People near the eastern coast of the South Island should immediately move to high ground or …  Power was lost to around 500 houses. S1 4BF, Tel: 0114 296 0088 Personal accounts John Paul Jones is a British national who moved to the South Island of New Zealand in 2016. Lots of people have been keen to ask how I found the quake given that I'm from the UK and not used to them! How were you helped and what has happened since?I felt massively supported. The severest of those events were the earthquake (magnitude from … It got the heart rate going but I wasn’t worried about the house falling as it’s a one storey timber framed thin roof affair but I was scared for other people in our community and the country as I knew the quake was big enough to flatten some buildings. The earthquake hit shortly after 1pm (11am AEDT) on Sunday, according to GeoNet, which monitors seismic activity in New Zealand. Moderate earthquake - Christchurch on November 14, 2016 November 14, 2016 by Armand Vervaeck Earthquake-report.com only survives with (mostly small) PRIVATE DONATIONS . Fortunately the hospital is earthquake resistant. The conference will take place from 1 – 3 April 2016, preceded by workshops on 31 March. Tue 15 Nov 2016 01.30 EST First published on Mon 14 Nov 2016 18.25 EST. Explain the significance of the time of day the earthquake struck in relation to the death toll. This was followed by a 6.8 magnitude aftershock later that day, one of 313 aftershocks recorded within 13 hours by Geonet, New Zealand's national earthquake service. Kaikoura Earthquake tsunami was as high as 7 metres at one spot, stuff.co.nz. The coastal town of Kaikoura and its 2000 residents as well as the smaller township of Waiau were worst affected, cut off by road due to landslides and without power or phone lines. Brendon has been in Christchurch for the past decade and he says his "professional career has been shaped by the earthquakes”, from the 2010 Darfield and 2011 Christchurch quakes to the 2016 Kaikōura quake. The powerful earthquake rattled Christchurch, New Zealand at 00:13 am on February 14, 2016 (UTC).. 185 people were killed in the February earth quake and thousands more were injured. One of the worst hit towns was Kaikoura, which lies close to the epicenter of the earthquake. It was centred 15km east of Christchurch … It coincided with the 5th anniversary of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake (22 February), which killed 185 people and injured approximately 7, 000. 2106 Christchurch earthquake Shakemap.png 741 × 917; 510 KB At: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11848670The New Zealand Herald 2016, 'Live: 7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes near Hanmer Springs in South Island - two killed, Kaikoura isolated, Wellington CBD damaged,' The New Zealand Herald, 14 November 2016. How would residents feel after experiencing a major earthquake just five years ago? It was attended by over 350 local, Two people have died, damage is estimated at $2 billion by the government and tens of thousands of landslides have been recorded. 2020. Time-lapse visualisations of the February 22 2011 and September 4 2010 earthquakes and … Several aftershocks were reported, some registering at a 5.6 magnitude. New Zealand earthquake: Two dead following powerful tremor – includes photos of the damage and maps, BBC. The Guardian. The Christchurch Arts Centre. Public transport wasn't running and all of the shops apart from supermarkets were closed. When we returned to New Zealand over a decade later in 2018, we were curious to see how the city had changed. The earthquake’s epicentre was near Lyttelton, just 10 km south-east of Christchurch… Fax: 0114 296 7176 New Zealand lies in the Ring of Fire (see diagram at the bottom of this BBC News page), a seismically active 40,000km arc of volcanoes and trenches in the Pacific Ocean, where approximately 90% of the world’s volcanoes occur. The Christchurch Arts Centre. Earthquake: Two die after massive tremors – includes video of Prime Minister John Key media conference, Radio New Zealand. New Zealand earthquake triggers tsunami up to 15ft high - includes evacuation zone maps, government advice to residents, Metro. Often referred to as the Valentine's Day earthquake, it was centred in the sea off New Brighton at a depth of 15 kilometres (9.3 mi). Did you feel supported after the quake by the authorities and local community? This stunning map shows that six faults – at least six – ruptured in the big Kaikoura quake. And countless imaginary ones! The next day in town many shops and bars were open and people were chatting about their experience etc. The coastal town of Kaikoura and its 2000 residents as w… 14 th, 2016 Kaikōura earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent aftershocks indicate that the event has been disruptive b ut not catastrophic for the region’s people and economy. The quake lasted approximately two minutes and was considered notable for the complexity of the ruptures involved. I know you weren’t living in NZ during the 2011 quake, but have other people mentioned it? 'Utter devastation' after major quake, aftershocks hit New Zealand – includes a video showing the damage, Reuters. This report provides an assessment of the economic impact of the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake via disruption to horizontal infrastructure, household and government consumption and industry sectors, including tourism. EQC has received around 38,000 residential claims for damage caused by the 14 November Kaikoura earthquake. Facebook, Geonet and the TV/radio coverage was amazing and always up to date. What were you thoughts when the quake was happening and afterwards?I was just dropping off to sleep when the quake happened and it took me a few seconds to realise what was going on. As an earthquake engineer the quakes provided opportunities close to home to study the mechanisms and aftermath of large earthquakes. GeoNet content is copyright GNS Science and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand License How do you think local residents felt during and after the earthquake? It's just such a horrible thought that it could happen again at any point. The Mw 7.8 14 November Hanmer Springs earthquake occurred on or near the interface between the Pacific Plate and the Australian plate. Christchurch is still recovering from the 2011 earthquake which killed 185 people, mainly due to the collapse of two large buildings, and destroyed the city centre. What were you thoughts when the quake was happening and afterwards?The quake woke me up and I was alone in the house. Out of the erosion zone - quake's unexpected boon, Radio NZ. Christchurch Earthquake 5 Years Later. How were you helped and what has happened since?I felt very supported in the sense that there was a lot of information, all the time. 79, NO. I didn't get very much sleep! Our team has been closely following today’s earthquake in Christchurch, and we hope its impacts and the aftershocks are minimal to you and your loved ones. In the city of Wellington, widespread damage occurred to buildings, many communities suffered power outages, and damage to docks impaired ferry traffic across Cook Strait. The main delivery highway from Christchurch (Highway 1) was closed and only two of the main supermarkets were open which sold out of bread and milk. Key points: Include key details (where, how, when, what, who) and geographical causes of the earthquakes. The tsunami that followed the Kaikoura Earthquake reached a peak height of about 7 metres, researchers have confirmed. Tremors were felt throughout the country. All I really remember sound-wise is just a very loud rumble as our house continued to move. Kaikoura: state of emergency declared in town cut off by New Zealand Earthquake, The Guardian. In the wake of the quake, New Zealand Geographic. It was centred 15km east of Christchurch and was 31km deep. A tsunami has struck New Zealand’s east coast after a powerful earthquake hit the country’s South Island just after midnight. 3, FEBRUAR 2016 The Canterbury rebuild five years on from the Christchurch earthquake Amy Wood, 1 Ilan Noy 2 and Miles Parker 1 Scale of the rebuild The Canterbury earthquakes caused sizeable and widespread damage The November 13, 2016 M 7.8 earthquake in North Canterbury, New Zealand, occurred as the result of shallow oblique-reverse faulting on or near the boundary between the Pacific and Australia plates in South Island, New Zealand. However the next day I was back at work and it was 'business as usual', which brings me to answer one of your questions; the quake hasn't really affected me or any of my family or friends much, only my boss as he has a property in Kaikoura so was obviously concerned. Was it two quakes in one? It's the first time I've ever felt so out of control of what was happening around me and it was a very different kind of fear to anything else I'd experienced before. The US Geological Survey said … Many office buildings in Wellington were badly damaged, some are still closed and others are being pulled down or are having major repairs done before they are safe for staff to return to work. Our first day back was quite nerve racking knowing how much damage had been done by the building moving and worrying about more earthquakes happening (which we were being warned could potentially happen). This stunning map shows that six faults – at least six – ruptured in the big Kaikoura quake, The Spinoff. By February 2017, business insurance claims exceeded NZ$900 million, broken down as follows (correct 1 February 2017): Satellite imagery indicated that as a result of the earthquake: This incident was included in theÂ Major Incidents Report 2016-17Â (Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience, 2017). All submissions will be reviewed and verified before they are added to the collections. New Zealand earthquake latest: Two confirmed dead after 7.8 magnitude tremors on South Island – includes gallery and video clip, Independent. The quake lasted approximately two minutes and was considered notable for the complexity of the ruptures involved. There was also a response from the Defence Forces of New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United States and Japan which were coincidentially in New Zealand for the 75th anniversary celebrations of the Royal New Zealand Navy. The height was approximately 5.3 metres at Oaro; a survey team located various marine flora and fauna as far as 250 metres inland of the high tide mark. 79, NO. Christchurch Earthquake 5 Years Later. Shortly after midnight on 14 November 2016 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the South Island of New Zealand, 95 kilometres from Christchurch. Since then we have had over 1000 quakes some in the 5.5 order of magnitude so we are accustomed to it and our head can rationalise the sensation that we can now sail these “ground waves”. An earthquake occurred in Christchurch on 14 February 2016 at 1:13 p.m. local time (00:13 UTC) and initially recorded as 5.9 on the Richter scale, but subsequently reviewed as 5.7. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, Centre of Excellence for Prescribed Burning, The Mw 7.8 14 November Hanmer Springs Earthquake, Briefing No. New Zealand earthquake of magnitude 7.8 magnitude hits near Christchurch Richard Hartley-Parkinson Sunday 13 Nov 2016 11:19 am Share this article via … Just after midnight on 14 November, 2016, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand’s South Island 55 miles north east of Christchurch. A "blimmin' strong" earthquake has shaken Christchurch this morning. How did the quake affect you, your family, friends and community?It woke me up and I had no power for approximately one hour. Jo-Anne Mackinnon died because of the Kaikoura earthquake. Produce a news report on the 2016 earthquake and tsunami for print or TV. When you’re on a boat and it sways it makes sense, but when you’re in your house and it sways (and you’re not accustomed to it) your head can’t quite compute what’s going on. I also felt completely useless because I didn't have a clue what to do. We had been warned to stay out of the city centre as a lot of broken glass and debris had fallen from buildings. We visited Christchurch in 2007 as part of a three week trip around New Zealand and it was one of the most memorable parts of our trip. M 7.8 - 54km NNE of Amberley, New Zealand, USGS Earthquake Hazards Program. If nothing else the quake has definitely made people realise how unprepared they are! Update on Kaikoura earthquake claims, New Zealand Earthquake Commission. But no Tsunami occurred and we made our way to Lucy's sisters in Oxford where we spent the remainder of the night. There were a few flashing lights which I’m not sure were the electrics or the lights associated with the quake. New Zealand's GEONET is reporting M7.5 at a depth of 16 km (9.9 miles). Watch the video clips and browse some of the articles linked above, paying attention to the photos. ... 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