[5], A state of emergency was declared by Civil Defence for Christchurch and the Selwyn District. 75, no. State of national emergency. 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. The chimneys we took down were the ones that would fall over and go through someone’s roof or fall onto a pathway where there could be people walking, so we had all these sorts of things.http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/515/story/, Following the 4 September 2010 earthquake, Canterbury University student Sam Johnson set up a Facebook page on which he called for volunteers to help with recovery efforts. The earthquake struck the Canterbury region in New Zealand's South Island and was centred 6.7 kilometres (4.2 mi) south-east of the centre of Christchurch, New Zealand's second-most populous city. It didn’t seem that we could be of any assistance, so we left them to it; there were no doubt caregivers inside.http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/612/story/. In spite of their anxiety, most residents carried on as far as possible with school, work and leisure activities. 4.35 a.m.A strong earthquake strikes Canterbury. 2, July 2014, p. 7. Night brings on the nerves, the ill feelings and the need for adult company to feel safe. [6]. 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. The first tweet about the earthquake is received. 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. We followed a 4×4 across the bridge and only just made it in our sedan with the car scraping over the gaps. 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. The earthquake caused widespread damage across Christchurch, killing 185 people in the nation's fifth-deadliest disaster. The 2010 Canterbury (Darfield) earthquake (Te Ara), Canterbury District Health Board, media updates, 4-9 September 2010, Christchurch City Council, media releases, Stan Darling and Jackie Watson, Kaiapoi shakes: interviews with Kaiapoi residents affected by the September 2010 earthquake, Jackie Watson, Christchurch, 2012, pp. The screen went blank, and our world cracked and roared, bucked and swayed, and our city began to fall down and apart. Aftershocks continued for months after the September quake. 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. 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. The coroner’s final finding was death by natural causes (sudden cardiac death), with the earthquake – a ‘high stress situation’ – a contributing factor. One truck started at East, one started at West, and the van we sent around to Rapaki and Corsair Bay, just to do a circuit, to make sure no one was in dire straits of any degree. 8, 2014, pp. Most were of magnitude 3 or below and caused no significant additional damage, but their constant occurrence took a toll on the region’s residents. English: 2010 Canterbury earthquake was a 7.1 magnitude earthquake which struck the South Island of New Zealand at 16:35 3 September UTC. The aftershocks were so frequent that many households and workplaces made a kind of game of guessing their magnitude, depth and location. The main quake was felt widely across the South Island, and in the North Island as far north as New Plymouth. 48, no. The earthquake, felt strongly in Wellington and even further north, badly damaged large parts … We have 1 event in history, 2 biographies, 7 articles, related to September 2010 Canterbury (Darfield) earthquake. 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These workers didn’t go unnoticed, as Gary Manch, who was then the sergeant in charge of police in Lyttelton, remembered: I think what stuck for me, I know it happened in other areas as well, myself and my staff were tied up at cordons on the street and working, and the reaction of the local people, we had people bringing in baking and I noticed a couple of postcards, written and drawn by children saying ‘thank you very much’, and it was really nice that the community cared and that we were appreciated. The 2010 Canterbury earthquake measured 7.1 on the Richter Scale and struck the South Island of New Zealand at 4:35 am on the 4th of September 2010. Some went sightseeing in quake-damaged areas. Widely felt over the South Island and the southern North Island, it caused considerable damage in central Canterbury, especially in Christchurch. The 2010 Canterbury earthquake (also known as the Christchurch earthquake or Darfield earthquake) was a 7.1 magnitude earthquake, [1] [2] which struck the South Island of New Zealand at 4:35 am on 4 September 2010 local time (16:35 3 September UTC). 1905, All Blacks' non-try hands Wales historic win, Home Some sectors were hit hard, ‘notably retail, accommodation and hospitality’. It was based near Darfield but felt all over the South Island and in the lower part of the North Island. I’m certainly not in a rush for Mark to start working nights again. 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 … One was hit by a falling chimney while the other was seriously injured by broken glass. 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. The 2010 Canterbury (Darfield) earthquake. Potter, J.S. I know at both ends of the cordon of the main street the local coffee shops and bars made sure we had plenty of food and coffee. How are they coping? [9], It caused a lot of damage and cut off power and water supply, mainly in the city of Christchurch. 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 epicentre of the Canterbury earthquake was near the town of Darfield, 40km to the west of Christchurch. While most came from the South Island, there were some from the lower North Island and Stewart Island. [1]. 48, no. Business was really down the gurgler at this stage as I thought we were insured but by the time we paid excesses and whatever on the $30,000 of smashed work, well we got a couple of thousand, that’s all. An old man sat outside; we spoke briefly with him, then my flatmate knocked on the door. Around six months later, at 12:51 pm on 22 February 2011, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit south-east of Christchurch. 1).While many older brick and masonry buildings were damaged and approximately 100 people were injured in this earthquake, there were no associated deaths. It makes extensive use of contributions to QuakeStories, a website established by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage in 2011. The 2010 Canterbury earthquake (also known as the Darfield earthquake) [7] struck the South Island of New Zealand with a moment magnitude of 7.1 [1] [2] at 4:35 am local time on 4 September, and had a maximum perceived intensity of X (Extreme) on the Mercalli intensity scale. [2]. 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. No one died as a direct result of the earthquake, and there were relatively few casualties. The littlest sound makes me jump at night although I am still a little jumpy during the day. Research about the effects of the September earthquake on a group of 191 Canterbury residents highlights the psychological impact of the aftershocks: After the main earthquake, accounts of ongoing trepidation related to the aftershocks and concern of another earthquake happening were reported…. Everything was fine and then I suppose it took a good hour or so, even an hour and a half after daylight before people looked at their houses and realised there were a few issues, so that’s when we started our turnouts and we were doing chimneys, retaining walls, hot water cylinders, foundations of houses. Many people jumped out of bed and headed to work after the earthquake struck. Despite being smaller on the Richter Scale, this second earthquake caused widespread … Most people were in bed, and many older buildings had undergone seismic strengthening. 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. This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Canterbury_earthquake 00:03:03 1 Geological … 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. 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. English: 2010 Canterbury earthquake was a 7.1 magnitude earthquake which struck the South Island of New Zealand at 16:35 3 September UTC. 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. September 2010 Canterbury (Darfield) earthquake. http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/184/story/I remember vaguely thinking that the noise on our roof sounded like hundreds of heavy footed birds landing on the corrugated iron. 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. This caused damage both above and below ground, rupturing water and sewer pipes, shattering roads, footpaths and driveways, and wrecking building foundations. Driving through town, lights were out including traffic lights. Worse, I was upstairs, in a movie theatre, watching ‘The King’s Speech’ with a friend and a number of other people old enough to be in a theatre in the middle of a weekday. 756-63. Focusing on ‘low risk areas during the immediate response period’, they ‘cleared over 65,000 tons of liquefaction’. As well as damaging properties and the local economy, the earthquake had both physical and psychological effect… Commercial re-use may be allowed on request. 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. Luckily in the Brigade we’ve got builders, quite a few people that are involved with structural work, civil engineering, so we’ve got quite a good make up in the brigade as far as a cross section of people. During the first 30-second jolt, family members and flatmates called out to each other and parents stumbled out of beds and down hallways to get to their children. The 2010 Canterbury earthquake, which struck a decade ago on Friday, shocked New Zealand and made headlines around the world. Both earthquakes occurred on previously unrecognized faults. Cindy, who was working in a hospital at the time, talks about the many difficulties staff faced that day: It was a long hard sad and frightening shift in the hospital … beds with air mattresses electric bed tilts with remotes … all useless without power … had to manually remove mattresses and put old ones back on beds, had to elevate patients in their beds with pillows and blankets so that they could eat safely, it was sad seeing patients who can't speak express their fear through sweating so much their bandaids would come off, we were extremely short staffed as the phone lines were out so we didn‘t know if our fellow colleagues were safe and the frightening thing was the waiting and uncertainty of was it going to happen again!http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/527/story/. [5] Rowney, Farvid and Sibley, ‘I laugh and say I have “earthquake brain!”’, p. 7. For example, 3 News reported that between 4.35 a.m. and 7 a.m. the operators at Christchurch’s 111 Communications Centre, based at the Christchurch Central Police Station, took four or five times the usual number of calls – 788 rather than 172. While many Wellingtonians did feel the earthquake, it was centred in Canterbury and experienced most strongly in that region. 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. [2] ‘Quake directly beneath Christchurch’, Press, 27 December 2010. Ten more follow in the next minute and the ‘hashtag #earthquake ‘burst’ at 4:… [7] http://www.sva.org.nz/history/; Helen Tatham, ‘Social media key to “army” success’, New Zealand Doctor, 21 September 2011, p. 15. Becker, D.M. [1] Casey Rowney, Panteá Farvid and Chris G. Sibley, ‘I laugh and say I have “earthquake brain!”’: resident responses to the September 2010 Christchurch earthquake’, New Zealand Journal of Psychology, vol. 8, 2014, pp. 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…. So all of a sudden, the fire brigade became … not the experts, but the go-to people, to come and see if the cracks in my foundation or the cracks in my walls were all right or not. 75, no. The earthquake was felt throughout the South Island and as far north as New Plymouth. ... centred 10km east of Darfield Faultlines Geologists say Canterbury is riddled with more earthquake-generating … An old lady came out. But the region breathed a sigh of relief. 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