In the South Island, these plates mainly slide past each other horizontally, producing earthquakes along fault lines such as the Alpine fault. Still, many thousands of people faced a massive clean-up, the rebuilding of their homes and businesses, and a lengthy process of physical and psychological recovery - while being jolted by aftershocks, and living in fear of another large earthquake. Want to share your experience of the September earthquake? Clock stopped after September 2010 earthquake. I’m not fond of the dark any more, wasn’t its biggest fan before but I’m even less so now. 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. Some sectors were hit hard, ‘notably retail, accommodation and hospitality’. Most Cantabrians were at home and asleep when the 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck the region before dawn on Saturday 4 September 2010. [8] Rachel Harre and Frank Malone operated Fragments of Grace gallery in Kaiapoi, which was badly affected by the September quake. We had, oh we had chimneys by the dozens and dozens and dozens. A magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurred near Christchurch at 4.35 a.m. on Saturday 4 September 2010. As aftershock upon aftershock hit the region, beginning with a 5.6-magnitude shake at 4.56 a.m., families and flatmates comforted each other and began to venture out to check on their neighbours. In spite of their anxiety, most residents carried on as far as possible with school, work and leisure activities. We have 1 event in history, 2 biographies, 7 articles, related to September 2010 Canterbury (Darfield) earthquake. Desc: The 2010 Canterbury 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 on the Mercalli intensity scale. Read more on Te Ara. No one died as a direct result of the earthquake, and there were relatively few casualties. 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. Welcome to our basket for collecting material about the Canterbury earthquake on September 4, 2010, the following aftershocks, the Boxing Day event and the earthquake on the February 22, 2011. 8-9; ‘Christchurch quake blamed for death’, Herald on Sunday, 12 September 2010; ‘First Christchurch quake victim’s family share the pain’, Herald on Sunday, 4 September 2011. The majority of these people were injured during the primary earthquake, for example by tripping or falling. 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. [5] Rowney, Farvid and Sibley, ‘I laugh and say I have “earthquake brain!”’, p. 7. We didn’t get much sense out of them, but were informed that there were people crying inside. One guest had just flown in from the UK the night before the quake struck. A recent post was centred on images of the fault rupture of the September 2010 Canterbury earthquake in New Zealand. Widely felt over the South Island and the southern North Island, it caused considerable damage in central Canterbury, especially in Christchurch. It didn’t seem that we could be of any assistance, so we left them to it; there were no doubt caregivers inside.http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/612/story/. The 4.9-magnitude aftershock that hit the region at 10.30 a.m. on Boxing Day 2010 hit retailers particularly hard. This post uses images provided by Malcolm Teasdale of Kiwirail to show the kine buckling that occurred on a railway track at the point that it crossed area of the surface fault expression close to Rolleston at the east end of the fault system. We followed a 4×4 across the bridge and only just made it in our sedan with the car scraping over the gaps. 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. I’m certainly not in a rush for Mark to start working nights again. Johnston and K.P. Worse, I was upstairs, in a movie theatre, watching ‘The King’s Speech’ with a friend and a number of other people old enough to be in a theatre in the middle of a weekday. Jump to navigation Jump to search. [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. 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. 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. Night brings on the nerves, the ill feelings and the need for adult company to feel safe. One person died from a heart attack, possibly caused by the shock of the earthquake, but there were no o… 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. 2010 Canterbury earthquake Earthquake. Before the 22 February 2011 earthquake, the cost of repairs and rebuilding was estimated at around $5 billion. Live earthquake details from Canterbury, New Zealand. 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. The epicentre of the Canterbury earthquake was near the town of Darfield, 40km to the west of Christchurch. 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’. 43, no. 48, no. It was centred 40 km west of Christchurch, near the town of Darfield, at a depth of 10 km. As well as damaging properties and the local economy, the earthquake had both physical and psychological effect… 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. Driving through town, lights were out including traffic lights. It was the first Canterbury earthquake which fair walloped Kaiapoi. At 4.30 am our family of three (two adults and one teenager) two guests and our two dogs ended up in the car driving for high ground after being shaken violently awake. For the severe aftershock of 22 February 2011, see 2011 Christchurch earthquake. The initial shaking did not cause me to feel too much panic but as we drove and found roads to be splitting and the bridge across the estuary collapsing it became more alarming. Meet the NZHistory.net.nz team, Car crushed during the 4 September earthquake, September 2010 Canterbury (Darfield) earthquake, http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/161/story/, http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/612/story/, http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/527/story/, http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/519/story/, http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/364/story/, http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/78/story/, http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/82/story/, http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/184/story/, http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/129/story/, http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/721/story/, http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/702/story/, http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/144/story/, http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/515/story/, The 2010 Canterbury (Darfield) earthquake. Both elderly parents and young children were mentioned in these accounts highlighting fear as a common response across all age groups. Others were injured during aftershocks or while cleaning up their properties. It has been known as the Greendale, Darfield, Rolleston, September or Canterbury Earthquake. They posed a risk, with another little aftershock or with a bit of high wind. 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. Strong aftershocks were reported, including ones of magnitude 5.3. This caused damage both above and below ground, rupturing water and sewer pipes, shattering roads, footpaths and driveways, and wrecking building foundations. [1] Strong aftershocks were reported,[5][6] including ones of magnitude 5.3. The 4 September 2010 earthquake was the largest to affect a major urban area since the 7.8-magnitude shock that struck the Hawke’s Bay region on 3 February 1931. As Margaret Jefferies notes in her Quake Story (one of a series of interviews carried out by Bettina Evans of Project Lyttelton): My first reaction when the earthquake hit was ‘Oh my God, if it’s this big here, how big is it in Wellington?’ Because I have been so believing it’s Wellington that’s the earthquake place. 1-3, Earthquake, September 4, 2010, The Star and APN Print, Christchurch, 2010, David Johnston et al., ‘The 2010/2011 Canterbury Earthquakes: context and cause of injury’, Natural Hazards, January 2014, Miles Parker and Daan Steenkamp, ‘The economic impact of the Canterbury earthquake’, Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bulletin, vol. We lost work at the Form gallery in Christchurch, so we thought Kaiapoi isn’t going to recover in a hurry. 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. Providentially, there had been no direct loss of life. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake - centred 40km west of Christchurch and with its epicentre 10km south-east of Darfield - occurred on Saturday 4 September 2010 (NZ time). We could only fling out a hand, clutch an arm rest, call out, exclaim, gasp, wait …http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/702/story/. [5][10] Two people were seriously injured. [7][8] 1).While many older brick and masonry buildings were damaged and approximately 100 people were injured in this earthquake, there were no associated deaths. Our first neighbour – an elderly gentleman, whose wife is wheelchair-bound – was quite alright, but profoundly grateful that we came knocking on his door so soon to check on him. The September 4, 2010, Canterbury earthquake with a moment magnitude (Mw) of 7.1 is a crustal earthquake in the South Island, New Zealand. At 4:35 am on 4 September 2010, there was a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. 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The 2010 Canterbury earthquake was a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake, which struck the South Island of New Zealand at 4:35 am September 4, 2010 local time (16:35 3 September UTC). Despite being smaller on the Richter Scale, this second earthquake caused widespread … 3, September 2012. 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. 75, no. On Saturday, September 4, 2010, New Zealanders woke to incredible images of upended and broken homes and distraught residents. This threat became grim reality on 22 February 2011. [1]The quake caused widespread damage and several power outages, particularly in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand's second largest city. Both earthquakes occurred on previously unrecognized faults. Those living near the coast soon realised that the earthquake might have caused a tsunami, and many headed for the hills or higher ground. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. While most came from the South Island, there were some from the lower North Island and Stewart Island. The aftershocks were so frequent that many households and workplaces made a kind of game of guessing their magnitude, depth and location. The littlest sound makes me jump at night although I am still a little jumpy during the day. 8, 2014, pp. 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. 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. It was 4.35 a.m. when they were awakened abruptly. As well as damaging properties and the local economy, the earthquake had both physical and psychological effects on Canterbury residents. It was relatively shallow – around 10 km deep – and produced the strongest earthquake ground-shaking ever recorded in New Zealand. The September earthquake inflicted a wide range of damage on buildings – everything from minor spills and breakages to structural damage to foundations, walls and roofs. The Canterbury earthquakes are not the largest earthquakes in New Zealand's history, but the February quake has lead to more costly damage than for any other natural disaster in New Zealand.. After the first Canterbury earthquake the National Crisis Management Centre in the basement of the Beehive in Wellington was activated. There confusion reigned supreme. A number of Canterbury’s most important heritage buildings were severely damaged by the September 2010 earthquakes. It revealed the existence of a hidden west-east fault under the gravels of the Canterbury Plains. State of national emergency. The family of Lillian (Lill) Daniels-Witika believe she was a casualty of the September 2010 earthquake. [5], A state of emergency was declared by Civil Defence for Christchurch and the Selwyn District. The coroner’s final finding was death by natural causes (sudden cardiac death), with the earthquake – a ‘high stress situation’ – a contributing factor. 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. Culture and Society These workers didn’t go unnoticed, as Gary Manch, who was then the sergeant in charge of police in Lyttelton, remembered: I think what stuck for me, I know it happened in other areas as well, myself and my staff were tied up at cordons on the street and working, and the reaction of the local people, we had people bringing in baking and I noticed a couple of postcards, written and drawn by children saying ‘thank you very much’, and it was really nice that the community cared and that we were appreciated. 4 Sep, 2010 01:11 AM 5 minutes to read. It was based on the Greendale fault, which is a newly discovered fault. But I must have then found out it was local.http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/364/story/. [5] Another study with a group of 295 middle-aged Canterbury residents found that both men and women were still suffering ‘adverse mental health impacts’ 18 months after the first earthquake. Bruises, sprains and strains were most common, followed by cuts, dislocations and broken bones. Category:2010 Canterbury earthquake. 75, no. [9], It caused a lot of damage and cut off power and water supply, mainly in the city of Christchurch. The severest of those events were the earthquake (magnitude from 7.0 to … 3, September 2012, S.H. It was based near Darfield but felt all over the South Island and in the lower part of the North Island. 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/184/story/I remember vaguely thinking that the noise on our roof sounded like hundreds of heavy footed birds landing on the corrugated iron. 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. The page quickly gained thousands of fans, many of whom committed themselves to helping with the clean-up. Initial reports put the magnitude at 7.4, the epicentre 30 km west of Christchurch and the depth at 33 km. It makes extensive use of contributions to QuakeStories, a website established by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage in 2011. One was hit by a falling chimney while the other was seriously injured by broken glass. [3] ‘Acknowledgement for Lill’, Mana Magazine, April-May 2011, pp. I was so angry I picked up the surviving one and lifted it over my head ready to smash it but Frank saw me and yelled ‘That’s not broken!’ I didn’t smash it…. 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. [12], New Zealand sits on the boundary between the Australian and Pacific plates. The Canterbury District Health Board also noted an increase in admissions to cardiac services in the days immediately after the earthquake. [4] David Johnston et al., ‘The 2010/2011 Canterbury Earthquakes: context and cause of injury’, Natural Hazards, January 2014. This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Canterbury_earthquake 00:03:03 1 Geological … On 4 September 2010 at 4:35am, the Canterbury region of New Zealand was hit by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. Her family tried to revive her and to contact emergency services on overloaded phone lines. At 4.35 a.m. on 4 September 2010, the Canterbury region was struck by a large (magnitude 7.1) earthquake. This will be terrifying!’ knowing with distance it will get smaller, so that was my first reaction. Some went sightseeing in quake-damaged areas. Despite their efforts, and those of the ambulance officers who soon arrived, she died on her way to hospital. Some damaging aftershocks followed the main event, the strongest of which was a magnitude 6.3 shock known as the … Two men in their fifties sustained major injuries. Mark Darbyshire, who was flatting in Riccarton, was one of many people whose thoughts quickly turned to the elderly and vulnerable: Our first priority was to check on our neighbours, so I donned slippers and a jacket. And we gave the best advice. The earthquake struck the Canterbury region in New Zealand's South Island and was centred 6.7 kilometres (4.2 mi) south-east of the centre of Christchurch, New Zealand's second-most populous city. 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). [9] Stan Darling and Jackie Watson, Kaiapoi shakes: interviews with Kaiapoi residents affected by the September 2010 earthquake, Jackie Watson, Christchurch, 2012, pp. 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. Commercial re-use may be allowed on request. Geonet, the country’s geological hazard monitoring system, received thousands of ‘felt reports’. Rossiter, ‘An overview of the impacts of the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes’, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 2015, Geoff Rice, All fall down: Christchurch’s lost chimneys, Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2011, 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. 2, July 2014, p. 7. They scored significantly lower than the general population on a range of indicators - from mental health and vitality to social functioning and role limitations due to emotional problems. Ground near the Darfield epicentre moved at up to 1.25 times the acceleration due to gravity. English: 2010 Canterbury earthquake was a 7.1 magnitude earthquake which struck the South Island of New Zealand at 16:35 3 September UTC. Next we thought we might be needed at the neighbouring rest home. [7] http://www.sva.org.nz/history/; Helen Tatham, ‘Social media key to “army” success’, New Zealand Doctor, 21 September 2011, p. 15. 2010 Canterbury earthquake - Several older buildings in the Christchurch CBD collapsed 2010 Canterbury earthquake - Repairing one of the numerous chimneys damaged 2011 Christchurch earthquake. I know we are, but it was nice to be looked after. 43, no. This site is produced by the History Group of the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Luckily in the Brigade we’ve got builders, quite a few people that are involved with structural work, civil engineering, so we’ve got quite a good make up in the brigade as far as a cross section of people. [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. It shook Cantabrians, their properties, their land and their lives. [4], The earthquake, ongoing aftershocks and their impact on homes, businesses and communities affected the mental health of Cantabrians in a range of ways. Around six months later, at 12:51 pm on 22 February 2011, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit south-east of Christchurch. It was relatively shallow – around 10 km deep – and produced the strongest earthquake ground-shaking ever recorded in New Zealand. Fri 3 Sep 2010 19.21 EDT. But the region breathed a sigh of relief. An old lady came out. This article was written by Imelda Bargas and produced by the NZHistory team. When the earthquake struck, Lill suffered a heart attack. 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. 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. Since the magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit the Canterbury region a little before 5am on Saturday, 4 September, the media has been covering events closely. The 4 September 2010 earthquake was the largest to affect a major urban area since the 7.8-magnitude shock that struck the Hawke’s Bay region on 3 February 1931. 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. 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. 8, 2014, pp. 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 … Around 200 students turned up to the group’s first foray into the community – clearing up liquefaction in the south-western suburb of Halswell. 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. [11] The total cost of damages may be as high as NZ$2 billion. That’s the beauty of being a volunteer brigade. Cindy, who was working in a hospital at the time, talks about the many difficulties staff faced that day: It was a long hard sad and frightening shift in the hospital … beds with air mattresses electric bed tilts with remotes … all useless without power … had to manually remove mattresses and put old ones back on beds, had to elevate patients in their beds with pillows and blankets so that they could eat safely, it was sad seeing patients who can't speak express their fear through sweating so much their bandaids would come off, we were extremely short staffed as the phone lines were out so we didn‘t know if our fellow colleagues were safe and the frightening thing was the waiting and uncertainty of was it going to happen again!http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/527/story/. [7]. The earthquake causes extensive power outages, and damage to water and sewerage systems. 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…. Those able to reach work faced a hectic short-staffed shift and many more busy days ahead. 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 a.m. local time on 4 September, and had a maximum perceived intensity of X (Extreme) on the Mercalli intensity scale. http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/721/story/. [5] The quake caused damage to historic buildings in Lyttelton, near Christchurch, including a church and parts of a hotel. Fault, which is a newly discovered fault experiences on a roller coaster on the boundary between the and! 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