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Where is Christchurch?

South Island, New Zealand

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When was the earthquake?

Midday, 22nd February 2011

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What was it on the Richter scale?

6.3

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Where was the epicentre?

10km South East of Christchurch

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How deep was the focus?

5 km deep (shallow)

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How many people died?

181

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How many homes were damaged?

More then 100,000

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Primary effects of the earthquake

-deaths
-half of all buildings in Christchurch destroyed or damaged
-schools closed
-power and telephone lines were knocked out
-burst pipes deluged the streets with flooding
- 6 storey Canterbury television building collapsed, killing 85

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Secondary effects of the earthquake

-Money lost as businesses closed
-building took months to be repaired and rebuilt
-cost of reconstruction = £13 billion
-10,000 people migrated away

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Short term response of earthquake

-military helped rescue efforts
-government accepted offer of specialised help from Australia
-fire and ambulance crew searched for survivors

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Long term responses of earthquake

-Government set up the 'Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority'
-city divided into four zones to help manage the damage efficiently

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How were they prepared?

- funding from government provides earthquake insurance to homeowners
-public education programs to remind homeowners to 'quake safe' there home
-detected and monitored the earthquakes
-older buildings were reinforced so they were more earthquake resistant.

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