Flashcards in Geography- case study-DW- earthquake MEDC- Christchurch Deck (12)
Where is Christchurch?
South Island, New Zealand
When was the earthquake?
Midday, 22nd February 2011
What was it on the Richter scale?
Where was the epicentre?
10km South East of Christchurch
How deep was the focus?
5 km deep (shallow)
How many people died?
How many homes were damaged?
More then 100,000
Primary effects of the earthquake
-half of all buildings in Christchurch destroyed or damaged
-power and telephone lines were knocked out
-burst pipes deluged the streets with flooding
- 6 storey Canterbury television building collapsed, killing 85
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
Short term response of earthquake
-military helped rescue efforts
-government accepted offer of specialised help from Australia
-fire and ambulance crew searched for survivors
Long term responses of earthquake
-Government set up the 'Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority'
-city divided into four zones to help manage the damage efficiently