Flashcards in MEDC Earthquake Case Study - Christchurch 2011 Deck (13)
When did the earthquake occur?
12:51 on the 22nd of February 2011
What magnitude was the earthquake?
Where was the epicentre?
6 miles south east of Christchurch, NZ
How many people died?
How many were injured?
What was the effect on the city's buildings?
50% were damaged, along with 100s of kilometres of water and sewage pipes
How were the country's geographical features affected?
Part (20 football pitches worth) of the country's largest glacier broke away due to the quake
How much of the city was left without electricity?
How was the education system affected?
Schools had to pull together and hare classrooms due to damage to buildings
What psychological effects did the earthquake have on people?
Many people suffered mentally after the earthquake and its effects, so were given support and help
What was done to improve sanitation?
Chemical toilets were provided for 30,000 residents
What was the main cause of death?