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Were there any aftershocks in Christchurch Earthquake 2011?

Were there any aftershocks in Christchurch Earthquake 2011?

On 22 February 2011, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch shortly before 12:50pm at a shallow depth of four kilometres. Several aftershocks were reported, some registering at a 5.6 magnitude.

What is the biggest earthquake ever recorded in New Zealand?

1855 magnitude 8.2
The biggest known earthquake in New Zealand was the 1855 magnitude 8.2 in the Wairarapa; around 5,000 km2 of land was shifted vertically during the earthquake.

Which part of New Zealand has the least earthquakes?

Areas close to the Alpine Fault carry the highest risk (zone 4), while the northwest North Island (including Auckland) and southeast South Island (including Dunedin) carry the lowest risk (zone 1).

Is a 5.8 earthquake big?

Getty Images A moderate earthquake registers between 5 and 5.9 on the Richter scale and causes slight damage to buildings and other structures. There are about 500 of these around the globe every year.

What is the safest place to live in NZ?

Wellington is New Zealand’s safest large city. Older children regularly cross the city on public transport to get to school. And Wellington’s diversity means all expats can find their community.

What happened to Christchurch after the earthquake?

Immediately following the earthquake, 80% of Christchurch was without power. Water and wastewater services were disrupted throughout the city, with authorities urging residents to conserve water and collect rainwater.

Are the Port Hills half a metre taller after the Christchurch earthquake?

“Port Hills half a metre taller after Christchurch earthquake”. The Press. Retrieved 7 March 2011. ^ “22 February 2011 – Christchurch badly damaged by magnitude 6.3 earthquake”. Geonet. GNS Science. 23 February 2011. Archived from the original on 28 August 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2011. ^ “No structure built to take it”.

What is the Canterbury earthquake commemoration day?

A national memorial service was held on 18 March at North Hagley Park, coinciding with a one-off provincial holiday for Canterbury, which required the passing of the Canterbury Earthquake Commemoration Day Act 2011 to legislate.

Was the New Zealand earthquake an aftershock or a separate event?

New Zealand’s GNS Science has stated that the earthquake was part of the aftershock sequence that has been occurring since the September magnitude-7.1 quake, however a seismologist from Geoscience Australia considers it a separate event given its location on a separate fault system.