Where did christchurch earthquake happened in 2011?

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The epicenter of the earthquake was near Lyttleton, Canterbury, New Zealand.
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Why did the earthquake happen in Christchurch?

The tectonic plates (the hard shells of rock covering the earth) are moving beneath us. When they shudder together, or jump apart we get earthquakes. In Christchurch the Australian plate is grinding against the Pacific plate. See the links below.

What caused the Christchurch earthquake to happen?

This is still a mystery as it occurred well away from any known fault . The region is an alluvial plain of silt washed down from the Southern Alps . Christchurch has not had a strong quake since about 1888, and there are a lot of old buildings there. It , and all the aftershocks have been ver ( Full Answer )

How many asftershocks in christchurch earthquake?

Between 4:35am on Saturday September 4, 2010 and 2:00pm on Sunday 18 September, 2010, there have been nearly 700 aftershocks, with more expected. Aftershocks may continue for weeks. update: A month afterwards and we have had over 2000 aftershocks in Canterbury now. Though the frequency is now de ( Full Answer )

Why was The Christchurch earthquake such a bad one?

Do you know why the Christchurch earthquake such a bad one. Because, so many people have died in this earthquake. Have you ever noticed it. That there's a hundreds of people died and especially our beloved buildings that have been destroyed and we can't go inside because of the damage ( Full Answer )

What was the MMS rating for the Christchurch earthquake?

The maximum Modified Mercalli Scale value for the Christchrch earthquake has been reported as an intensity 8 event by the US Geological survey although some other sources state that it reached a maximum intensity of 9.

How many Christchurch earthquake aftershocks?

734 update: A month afterwards and we have had over 2000 aftershocks in Canterbury now. Though the frequency is now decreasing they are still happening with some still being 4.6 - 5 on Richter scale. update: It is now one week after the major aftershock on 22nd Feb 2011. There has been over 50 ( Full Answer )

What time did the christchurch earthquake happened?

The 2011 Christchurch earthquake was a 6.3-magnitude earthquake [1] that struck the Canterbury region in New Zealand's South Island at 12:51 pm on 22 February 2011 local time (23:51 21 February UTC) UTC is Coordianted Universal time.

How much damage was there in christchurch after the earthquake?

Quite a lot of buildings got damaged. The church had a hole in the roof. In the centre of Christchurch, a few buildings had collapsed. I don't really know any more. This is all I know. Do you have Animal Crossing Community? If so, my username is aimee1997. I'll chat to youon there!

Was the cathedral in Christchurch demolished after the earthquake?

No it hasn't been demolished. On 22 February the top of the bell tower collapsed and falling masonry damaged the cathedral roof on the northern side. The front facade suffered some damage and was propped up with a steel frame. I On June 13 it sustained further damage and the beautiful Rose Window wa ( Full Answer )

Were there any earthquakes in Christchurch before the Christchurch earthquake 2010?

There were no earthquakes "in" Christchurch before the one on September 4, 2010. However Christchurch was often shaken by tremors from distant ones with epicentres in the Southern Alps, West Coast or elsewhere in New Zealand. During the 1980's the old buildings in the city's Arts Centre were "eart ( Full Answer )

What did the christchurch earthquake affect the people?

loads of people and were injured 100s of thousands lost homes . . _\ In the 2nd earthquake (Feb 22 2011) 184 were killed, many injured and thousands of homes destroyed. The central city was basically destroyed and many streets ruined. It was a very difficult time. Power, sewerage, phones, wat ( Full Answer )

What magnitude was the christchurch earthquake?

The Christchurch in New Zealand, had an earthquake of a 4.8 magnitude which happened on March 6, 2011 3:43am. This was an aftershock of the last months earthquake, February 22, 2011 which was 6.3.

Is there going to be a 8.0 earthquake in christchurch on march the 20th 2011?

There are some theory's that on march the 20th, the moon will be aligned at its closest point to the earth in 2011, and that its gravitational pull will move/alter a tectonic plate underneath Canterbury. This same effect happened on the September 4th earthquake, but other people say that that was ju ( Full Answer )

What effect did the Christchurch earthquake have on the environment?

It shifted land, created liquefaction, created large gaps in the ground etc. It ruined houses and farm land and made rivers flow the other ways, it also ruined precious buildings that have been very historic and some have been there for over 100 years. Hope this helps

Was the 2011 Christchurch earthquake felt in Wellington?

If you're referring to the 2011 Canterbury earthquake, it was felt as far south as Invercargill and as far north as Tauranga. So yes, I'm sure it was felt in Wellington although no major damage has been done outside of the Christchurch/Lyttelton area.

What were the causes of the Christchurch earthquake?

The September earthquake in Christchurch occurred as a result of movement between the Australian and Pacific Tectonic Plates. The movement of which affects the NZ Southern Alps. It is usual for these plates to move up to 4cms annually, however, the September quake was believed to have seen movement ( Full Answer )

Why was the 2011 Christchurch earthquake so damaging?

Although the 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake registered 6.3 on the Richter scale the damage caused was very great. The main reason was the peak ground acceleration (PGA) exceeded 1.8g's ( 1 g is equal to the acceleration due to gravity or 9.8 meters per second squared ). This PGA is extrem ( Full Answer )

Was the Christchurch earthquake a deep earthquake or not?

The earthquake in Christchurch, NZ on the 22nd of February, 2011 was located just 4 or 5km underground. To put this in perspective, the quake in September, located near Christchurch was twice the depth, 10km below ground. So although the quake may have been 6.3 on the Richter Scale, it was a lot sha ( Full Answer )

What caused the Christchurch earthquake in 2011 and why was it so deadly?

The 2011 Chrischurch earthquake was caused by movement of the Oceanic Plate and the Antarctic Plate. New Zealand is very prone to earthquakes because of its position on the edge of the two plates which makes it easy for this country to be a victim of such events. It was so deadly because it occured ( Full Answer )

When did the 2011 Japan earthquake happen?

The magnitude 9.0 earthquake that hit Japan in 2011 occurred at14:46 JST (05:46 UTC) on Friday 11 March 2011. You can see what time that was in your area in the related linksbelow.

Where did the 2011 Japan Earthquake happen?

The Northeastern coast of Japan . Note: Their Nuclear Power Plants released chemicals into the air because of the earthquake. VERY VERY BAD!!!! (May affect LA)

Where did the 2011 Japanese earthquake happen?

The magnitude 9.0 earthquake was centered deep in the Pacific Ocean about 80 miles east of Sendai, Japan and 231 miles northeast of Tokyo, at coordinates: 38.322°N, 142.369°E.

What happened underground to cause the christchurch earthquake?

The powerful earthquake that smashed buildings, cracked roads and twisted rail lines in Christchurch also ripped a new 3.5m-wide fault line in the Earth's surface. Canterbury University geology professor Mark Quigley said "a new fault" had ripped across the globe and pushed surface areas up. He said ( Full Answer )

Why was the christchurch earthquake in christchurch?

Because it just was and earthquakes can happen anywhere so there Because that's where it happened. If it had hapened in Wellington it would have been called the "Wellington earthquake".

How was the Christchurch earthquake caused in 2011?

New Zealand lies astride the boundary between two tectonic plates, the Pacific and the Australian. The Pacific Plate subducts under the Australian in the North and in the far south the Australian subducts very steeply beneath the Pacific. In between, the plates tend to lock, and breakages of this ( Full Answer )

What time did christchurch earthquake happen and date?

There have been over 9,000 earthquakes and aftershocks in Christchurch since the very first one on September 4th 2010. However the main 3 days these occured were: Saturday 4 September 2010 at 4:35 am. Magnitude 7.1. Tuesday 22 February 2011 at 12:55 pm. Magnitude 6.3. Monday 13 June 2011. ( Full Answer )

How many earthquakes hit Christchurch?

There were 3 big ones (September 4th 2010, February 22 2011 and 2 on 13 June 2011. Although there have been dozens of other large ones (between magnitude 5-6) there have been well over 9,000 earthquakes/aftershocks to date. These still occur everyday and haven't ceased yet.