[6] Janet K. Spittlehouse, Peter R. Joyce, Esther Vierck, Philip J. Schluter and John F. Pearson, ‘Ongoing adverse mental health impact of the earthquake sequence in Christchurch, New Zealand’, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. In an interview in Kaiapoi shakes, Rachel recalls seeing the gallery for the first time after the September quake, and the decision to close the business at the end of 2010: I opened the door and completely lost the plot. At the moment I’m taking each day as it comes, there’s really not any other way to do it, you get better but every shake or noise sends you back a little again, not completely back to the start but enough to not want to be on my own.http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/144/story/, Damage to Homebush homestead, Darfield (video, Te Ara). A Mw6.2 (ML6.3) earthquake occurred in Christchurch on Tuesday 22 February 2011 at 12:51 p.m. local time (23:51 UTC, 21 February). The screen went blank, and our world cracked and roared, bucked and swayed, and our city began to fall down and apart. 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. 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 threat became grim reality on 22 February 2011. Research undertaken with a group of 191 Canterbury residents identified a range of psychological impacts, including fear, anxiety, sleep disturbance, hypervigilance, feelings of ‘being in limbo’ or guilt, and the physical and emotional demands of tending to others. Some damaging aftershocks followed the main event, the strongest of which was a magnitude 6.3 shock known as the … It was 4.35 a.m. when they were awakened abruptly. Over the next two weeks the group, which began calling itself the Student Volunteer Army, ‘provided safe and organized volunteer placement, transport, food, and support for over 2500 students’. One was hit by a falling chimney while the other was seriously injured by broken glass. Before the 22 February 2011 earthquake, the cost of repairs and rebuilding was estimated at around $5 billion. 75, no. 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). I tried numerous times to get my son out of his cot but the shaking was so violent it was difficult to grab hold of him. We have 1 event in history, 2 biographies, 7 articles, related to September 2010 Canterbury (Darfield) earthquake. 8, 2014, pp. That sequence of earthquakes was the most damaging natural disaster to occur in New Zealand in recorded history. The 2010 Canterbury earthquake, which struck a decade ago on Friday, shocked New Zealand and made headlines around the world. This article was written by Imelda Bargas and produced by the NZHistory team. 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. ... centred 10km east of Darfield Faultlines Geologists say Canterbury is riddled with more earthquake-generating … [8] Rachel Harre and Frank Malone operated Fragments of Grace gallery in Kaiapoi, which was badly affected by the September quake. It shook Cantabrians, their properties, their land and their lives. The coroner’s final finding was death by natural causes (sudden cardiac death), with the earthquake – a ‘high stress situation’ – a contributing factor. Familiar travel routes around the region were constantly disrupted as streets, bridges and tunnels were closed for inspection and re-inspection. While many Wellingtonians did feel the earthquake, it was centred in Canterbury and experienced most strongly in that region. 3, September 2012. Driving through town, lights were out including traffic lights. It just reopens all the fear that people were just starting to get over. The energy chart shows how much energy has been released on a daily basis since September 2010 and also a count of how many earthquakes have occurred each day The Canterbury District Health Board also noted an increase in admissions to cardiac services in the days immediately after the earthquake. 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. Read more on Te Ara. Culture and Society This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Canterbury_earthquake 00:03:03 1 Geological … 4.36 a.m. Widely felt over the South Island and the southern North Island, it caused considerable damage in central Canterbury, especially in Christchurch. We did about 185 chimneys, we either made secure or we took down, so most of them had to be taken down, well probably a 50-50 split to be perfectly honest. But the region breathed a sigh of relief. As well as damaging properties and the local economy, the earthquake had both physical and psychological effects on Canterbury residents. Christchurch earthquakes of 2010–11, series of tremors that occurred within and near the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, and the Canterbury Plains region from early September 2010 to late December 2011. Do it here. 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. http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/129/story/The room was being swayed from side to side so I couldn’t even stand. State of national emergency. [2]. They posed a risk, with another little aftershock or with a bit of high wind. For the severe aftershock of 22 February 2011, see 2011 Christchurch earthquake. 756-63, Ian Stuart, Quake: the big Canterbury earthquake of 2010, Harper Collins, Auckland, 2010, The Press, The big quake: Canterbury, September 4, 2010, Random House New Zealand, Auckland, 2010. In the South Island, these plates mainly slide past each other horizontally, producing earthquakes along fault lines such as the Alpine fault. 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. 43, no. On 4 September 2010 a moment magnitude (M w) 7.1 earthquake occurred near the small town of Darfield in the Canterbury Plains of the South Island of New Zealand (; Fig. [8] Miles Parker and Daan Steenkamp, ‘The economic impact of the Canterbury earthquake’, Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bulletin, vol. It revealed the existence of a hidden west-east fault under the gravels of the Canterbury Plains. Among them were the main homestead at Homebush, near Darfield and the epicentre; Ohinetahi homestead at Governors Bay, at the head of Lyttelton Harbour; and Knox Church in the Christchurch CBD. 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. Those able to reach work faced a hectic short-staffed shift and many more busy days ahead. Ground near the Darfield epicentre moved at up to 1.25 times the acceleration due to gravity. Initially some Cantabrians worried that they were feeling an even more severe earthquake centred near Wellington – an area known for its seismic activity and where many New Zealanders expected ‘the big one’ to hit. It was really nice to see everyone come together….http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/519/story/. 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. 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. Others stayed close to home, adjusting their routines to avoid sites they perceived as unsafe, such as unreinforced masonry buildings, or where they might be trapped among large crowds, such as shopping centres. 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.There was one important difference-this time there has been no loss of life. 48, no. 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. Geonet, the country’s geological hazard monitoring system, received thousands of ‘felt reports’. The 2010–2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence began with the 4 September 2010, M w 7.1 Darfield earthquake and includes up to ten events that induced liquefaction. But they also caused real fear and anxiety – both for people’s own safety and that of their families, friends and neighbours, and for what they might mean for the future of their homes, businesses and community. Around six months later, at 12:51 pm on 22 February 2011, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit south-east of Christchurch. 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. Some hadn’t finished their Friday night partying, while shift workers were already out and about. 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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…. http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/82/story/According to the earthquake drums [seismographs] it lasted about a minute, but it felt much longer! The 2010 earthquake was centred about 80–90 km to the southeast of the plate boundary through the island, probably on one of a network of smaller faults linked to … And we gave the best advice. A powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand's South Island last night, causing widespread damage to buildings, although there were few injuries. M 7.2 Darfield (Canterbury) Sat, Sep 4 2010 The Darfield earthquake caused severe building damage in mid-Canterbury, particularly to the city of Christchurch. 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. [3] ‘Acknowledgement for Lill’, Mana Magazine, April-May 2011, 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…. The 2010 earthquake was centred about 80–90 km to the southeast of the plate boundary through the island, probably on one of a network of smaller faults linked to the main faults that mark the plate boundary itself. It revealed the existence of a hidden west-east fault under the gravels of the Canterbury Plains. Clock stopped after September 2010 earthquake. That’s the beauty of being a volunteer brigade. Night brings on the nerves, the ill feelings and the need for adult company to feel safe. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Commercial re-use may be allowed on request. The region’s port and airport remained operational, and its manufacturing hub did not sustain significant damage, minimising the disruption to ‘industrial production and good exports and activity’. Category:2010 Canterbury earthquake. [7][8] Bruises, sprains and strains were most common, followed by cuts, dislocations and broken bones. 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[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. It was relatively shallow – around 10 km deep – and produced the strongest earthquake ground-shaking ever recorded in New Zealand. We didn’t get much sense out of them, but were informed that there were people crying inside. 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. 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. 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. The epicentre of the 4 September earthquake was near Darfield, a small town 40 km west of Christchurch, but it was felt throughout the Canterbury region and beyond. 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. The 2010 Canterbury earthquake was a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake,[1][2] which struck the South Island of New Zealand at 4:35 am September 4, 2010 local time (16:35 3 September UTC). 2010 Canterbury earthquake - Several older buildings in the Christchurch CBD collapsed 2010 Canterbury earthquake - Repairing one of the numerous chimneys damaged 2011 Christchurch earthquake. The earthquake shook apart some older unreinforced brick and masonry buildings, and many more lost chimneys, either during the earthquake or through subsequent removal because of the risk they posed. Next we thought we might be needed at the neighbouring rest home. It was centred 40 km west of Christchurch, near the town of Darfield, at a depth of 10 km. At 4:35 am on 4 September 2010, an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale shook Christchurch west, in the Canterbury region causing damage to houses and property. 8, 2014, pp. 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. A 2012 Reserve Bank report concluded that Canterbury’s economy had proved ‘reasonably resilient to the impact of the earthquakes’, and that ‘the spill over to other regions’ was limited. Both elderly parents and young children were mentioned in these accounts highlighting fear as a common response across all age groups. On Saturday, September 4, 2010, New Zealanders woke to incredible images of upended and broken homes and distraught residents. A number of Canterbury’s most important heritage buildings were severely damaged by the September 2010 earthquakes. [3], Several thousand residents sustained lesser injuries for which they sought medical help. 4.35 a.m.A strong earthquake strikes Canterbury. I’d told the kids before that it would be all right but the reality was so different. Ground near the Darfield epicentre moved at up to 1.25 times the acceleration due to gravity. [4] David Johnston et al., ‘The 2010/2011 Canterbury Earthquakes: context and cause of injury’, Natural Hazards, January 2014. Despite being smaller on the Richter Scale, this second earthquake caused widespread … They were to answer many more in the following days. I eventually got hold of him and ran to his doorway and stood there until the shaking stopped.http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/161/story/. This site is produced by the History Group of the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. It was based near Darfield but felt all over the South Island and in the lower part of the North Island. It was centred 40 km west of Christchurch, near the town of Darfield, at a depth of 10 km. I stumbled from the bed and slammed into the door frame whilst trying to get to my son, I eventually made it to his room, I fumbled for the light switch and couldn’t work out why it wouldn’t turn on, I gave up and carried on to his cot. Many people jumped out of bed and headed to work after the earthquake struck. Her family tried to revive her and to contact emergency services on overloaded phone lines. The Situation. The severest of those events were the earthquake (magnitude from 7.0 to … English: 2010 Canterbury earthquake was a 7.1 magnitude earthquake which struck the South Island of New Zealand at 16:35 3 September UTC. [5][10] Two people were seriously injured. The 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence (CES), including the moment magnitude (M w) 7.1 Darfield earthquake and M w 6.2, 6.0, 5.9, and 5.8 aftershocks, occurred on a suite of previously unidentified, primarily blind, active faults in the eastern South Island of New Zealand. How are they coping? 2010 Canterbury earthquake The earthquake causes extensive power outages, and damage to water and sewerage systems. A plinth in the middle of the room had three figures on it but two had fallen off and were lying amongst the smashed ceramics on the floor. 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