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1

When did the earthquake occur?

12:51 on the 22nd of February 2011

2

What magnitude was the earthquake?

6.3

3

Where was the epicentre?

6 miles south east of Christchurch, NZ

4

How many people died?

181

5

How many were injured?

3,000

6

What was the effect on the city's buildings?

50% were damaged, along with 100s of kilometres of water and sewage pipes

7

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

8

How much of the city was left without electricity?

80%

9

How was the education system affected?

Schools had to pull together and hare classrooms due to damage to buildings

10

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

11

What was done to improve sanitation?

Chemical toilets were provided for 30,000 residents

12

What was the main cause of death?

Collapsed buildings

13

What was a primary response from the emergency services?

To send out emergency help and aid to the most vulnerable people