Where did christchurch earthquake happened in 2011?
The epicenter of the earthquake was near Lyttleton, Canterbury, New Zealand.
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The first one was at least 7.4 but got down graded to 7.1. For information on earthquakes, please see the related link below.
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.
24th february , 2011 The Christchurch Earthquake happened on September the 4th at 4:35am The local time was the 3rd of september at 16:35pm.
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…y shallow. The 7M one was 5Km deep (per US Geological Survey) and the others have been around that also. There is a subduction zone out to the east in the Tasman Sea where the Pacific Plate is going under the Australian Plate , but Christchurch is well away from this as well as from the Alpine fault which runs along the Southern Alps. A lot of seismologists will be here or on their way to investigate and will eventually give us the answer. Not an answer , but instant answers aren't always possible. Bruce Sinton of the Shaky Isles. ( Full Answer )
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…creasing they are still happening with some a few rarer ones still being 4.6 - 5 on Richter scale. ( Full Answer )
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 …and it my fall, and we get on trap. That's so sad. So for today and forever I say that the Christchurch earthquake is such a bad one. I hope all of you too. THANK YOU!!!! By: Micah Catampo ( Full Answer )
The date of the Christchurch Earthquake was September 4, 2010. The earthquake hit at 4:35am.
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.
The first one was at 4:35 a.m. on 4 September 2010. The second one was at 12:51 p.m on 22 February 2011
What? Nothing was FALSE. It actually DID happen - in fact there have been 9,000 of them in just over a year. Nothing "false' about that!
4 September 2010. My mother died in the earthquake and i lost my house. :'( uhmm no one died in the September 4th earthquake
The Pacific plate and the indo-australian plates converged during the christchurch eartquake. There is a good description of what happens when plates converge in the bbc website.
It was 4:35am on Saturday 4th September 2010 local time. This was 4:35pm on Friday 3rd September 2010 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time.
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…00 aftershocks. ( Full Answer )
The 2011 Christchurch earthquake was a 6.3-magnitude earthquake  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.
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!
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…s destroyed. ( Full Answer )
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…hquake strengthened" with steel cables and other reinforcing, but this was only to resist the level of shaking that was expected from distant quakes. ( Full Answer )
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…er etc were all cut off for upto 4 weeks. 10,000 houses need to be pulled down and rebuilt (ours is one of them). many jobs were lost also. ( Full Answer )
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.
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…st a coincidence? what happens happens ae? i just hope that if it happens, no'one else dies ;) yes we are hoping not to get one but if we do get one make it at night . the safiest place to be is in the bathroom in the bath with a thick matress on top. ( Full Answer )
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
The 6.3 magnitude quake - classed by experts as an aftershock to last September's 7.1 quake - struck at 12.51pm (10.51am AEDT).
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.
The Christchurch cathedral was toppled over and demolished from the earthquake on Feb 22, 2011. This earthquake did major destruction.
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 …of up to 5meters. The earthquake that occurred on the 22nd February was one of the many aftershocks as a result of the September quake, however, the reason that the February earthquake was so much more violent and caused fatalities, was because of the aftershock was incredibly shallow and closer to the CBD than the original September quake. ( Full Answer )
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The September 4 earthquake was based around Darfield. the February 22 earthquake was based in Lyttleton.
6.3 Richter scale quake - undersea - slightly South of Lyttleton Harbour off Banks Peninsular, which is a few kilometresSouth-East of the centre of Christchurch on the South Island of New Zealand.
New Zealand had received offers of help from numerous countries, and accepted offers from Australia, the United States, Singapore, Japan, United Kingdom and Taiwan
there was an unknown fault connected to the already discovered fault that goes straight through Christchurch.
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…ely high and very rare and would cause many cities in the world to be completely leveled. Other reasons the quake caused so much damage where the depth of the epicenter was only 3 miles, the land displacement was approximately 50cm ( after the quake subsided ) and there where probably seismic waves rebounding back into the city having been reflected off the basaltic Port Hills outside the city. ( Full Answer )
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…llower than the one in September (7.3 on the Richter Scale), did a lot more damage and took many, many more lives. Hope this helps. ( Full Answer )
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 …so close to New Zealands second biggest city. Many earthquakes happen where there are few people living there but earthquakes such as the one in Japan this year, and obviously the Christchurch earthquake are situated in the city where more people are living and therefore more people die. This is why it was so deadly. :) ( Full Answer )
The earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand caused 166 confirmed deaths with the final toll expected to be over 200.
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.
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)
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: 38.322Â°N, 142.369Â°E.
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… the quake was caused by the collision of the Pacific and Australian tectonic plates. "One side of the Earth has lurched to the right - up to 11 feet (3.5m) and in some places been thrust up," Mr Quigley said. New Zealand sits above an area of the Earth's crust where two tectonic plates collide . The country records more than 14,000 earthquakes a year, but only about 150 are powerful enough to be felt above land, about 3 'felt' jolts per week on average. New Zealand's last major earthquake registered 7.8 on the Richter scale and hit the South Island's Fiordland region on July 16, 2009 (just before new moon+closest perigee), moving the southern tip of the country 30cm closer to Australia. ( Full Answer )
As of 17th March 2011, 166 people have been officially announced dead by the local authorities.
The first one happened at 4:35 am on the 4th of September 2010. The second one was at 12:51 pm on the 22nd of February 2011.
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".
You are thinking of Monday 13th June. There were 2 big earthquakes that afternoon. 1 person was killed in the 2nd earthquake that day (the 6.3 magnitude). 1 1/2 hours earlier there was a 5.7 magnitude.
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… lock cause both earthquakes and other faults to develop. It was upon one of these secondary faults that the several Christchurch earthquakes were generated. There were several hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3+ in the series, and a handful of ones of 5+. The depth of the quakes was quite shallow, and peak accelerations of >2g were recorded! This is exceptional. [It is not practical to design buildings to withstand accelerations of greater than 1g, for at greater than 1g, the structure will leap into the air!] Much of Christchurch lies on unconsolidated old riverbed and alluvium. Attention to this had previously been drawn by the Regional Authority. De-watering of these silts produced 'sand volcanoes' measured in the hundreds of thousands of tonnes of silt. There is good information on wikipedia, and on the website for gns.cri.nz. ( Full Answer )
A previously unknown fault activated. Alarmingly so, for ground acceleration exceeded 2g in some sites! Have a crack at Christchurch Earthquake in wikipedia, which has a good summary of events.
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. …2 big earthquakes - 1:00pm magnitude 5.6 followed by a magnitude 6.3 at 2:20pm. ( Full Answer )
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.
182 people died in the Christchurch earthquake on 22 February 2011. 1 person died a few months later in an aftershock on 13 June.
People got depressed and a lot of them left as it was too much for them.