Up to 100,000 buildings were damaged and about 10,000 buildings needed to be demolished. The displacement of large numbers of citizens following a trauma poses as a problem for researchers of natural disasters. On South Island, close to Christchurch, the two plates move in parallel to each other creating a conservative boundary. It was lunchtime and many people were on the city streets. New Zealand experiences more than 14,000 earthquakes a year, of which only around 20 have a magnitude in excess of 5. The of Sumner recorded intensified shaking due to the effects of its topographic setting. A distinguishing feature of the Christhcurch earthquakes has been that they are on the shallow crust.
A slightly smaller earthquake three days previous was at about 40km. Aftershocks The military has been deployed to help the rescue effort, and the government has accepted an offer of specialist help from Australia. But whereas last year's quake caused much less damage and no deaths, the natural disaster that struck the city on 22 February looks set to go down in the record books as one of the most catastrophic in New Zealand's history. Both Our City and the Civic are on the register of the. Road surfaces were forced up by liquefaction, and water and sand were spewing out of cracks. The earthquake generated its own significant aftershocks, · 2 Hours after the main earthquake - Largest aftershock of magnitude 5. All courses expected to resume by 28 March, with plans for the April break to be shortened by two weeks to make up for lost time.
As had happened after the quake, there was a lot of liquefaction. New Zealand lies on the boundary between the Pacific Plate and the Australian Plate. Over the last 100 years or so we allowed ourselves to be lulled into a false sense of safety. Rescue crews from all over the world came to help. This same effect happened on the September 4th earthquake, but other people say that that was ju … st a coincidence? The and the New Zealand Rugby World Cup organisers announced in March 2011 that the city would be unable to host the World Cup matches. The team left New Zealand earlier than planned due to the which struck Japan on 11 March 2011. Electricity distribution operator later stated the power outages caused by the earthquake added to 3261 minutes, or equivalent to the entire city being without power for 54 hours and 21 minutes.
Each individual can react differently to traumatic events, and more research needs to be done to learn how to predict vulnerability and access the effects to find solutions that work best. Twelve Japanese students from the Toyama College of Foreign Languages died in the building collapse. It was deemed unstable and demolished in April 2011. In the seven hours following the 6. Parts of Sumner were evacuated during the night of 22 February after cracks were noticed on a nearby hillside. Others managed to crawl out of the rubble.
The 21-storey PricewaterhouseCoopers building, the city's tallest office tower, is among the office buildings to be demolished. In fact New Zealand experiences around , although most are too small to be felt. At least there are no Aussie snakes anywhere in the Shakey Isles! This contrasts with , where intense shaking was felt across a much wider region. The magma is a long way down and the ancient magma pathways are now solid rock. Artifacts from the collection were thrown into disorder by the aftershocks, several days after reordering work had been completed since the February 2011 earthquake. The census was ultimately deferred to 5 March 2013. There the risk of earthquakes is much less, although they too are still part of the Shakey Isles.
British Journal of Psychology, 106, 526—543. New Zealand lies on the notorious Ring of Fire, the line of frequent quakes and volcanic eruptions that circles virtually the entire Pacific rim. The ruptures and fault lines seem to indicate that as seen in ther Kaikoura area John, The faults that are causing so much trouble in Christchurch, i. It is a project of the department, with the aim of preserving the knowledge, memories and earthquake experiences of people of the Canterbury region. · 13 th June - a series of aftershocks occurred. The irony is that these local faults are really quite small. Christchurch would have been subjected to intense shaking.
The west wall suffered collapses in the and the December 2011 quake due to a steel structure — intended to stabilise the — pushing it in. The crew of the Navy ship , in Lyttelton harbour at the time of the earthquake, provided meals for 1,000 people left homeless in that town, and accommodation for a small number of locals. Casualties and damage One hundred and eighty five people died as a result of the 22 February earthquake. The reported a magnitude of 6. Different demographics may benefit from different types of mental counseling to help them recover from trauma. Here the plates rub past each other horizontally.
This meant most secondary schools in the city had closed early that day and most students had returned home before the earthquake hit, by coincidence limiting potential casualties. Despite its moderate magnitude, the preceding magnitude 5. In the city centre, two workers had to be rescued from a collapsed church and were promptly hospitalised. In March 2013 a researcher at the University of Canterbury said after the quake, residents — particularly women — turned to comfort food and began eating unhealthily. Increases in trauma exposure are related to increased dependence on alcohol and nicotine, as well as prescribed. I might see things differently if I were a young person with a destroyed house. Earthquake damage Many stone and brick buildings in Christchurch were damaged.
New Zealand cricket team captain put his personal memorabilia up for auction. Strong 22 February 2011 4:04 pm 5. The second civic office building of Christchurch City Council, , had already been damaged in the September earthquake and was heavily braced following the February event. Most of these faults fracture at intervals between 500 and 2500 years. There is evidence that suggests that the mental health effects of natural disasters can be debilitating and detrimental to the community affected.