Articles tagged "christchurch earthquake"

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Extremely dangerous M7.8 earthquake hit near Christchurch, New Zealand

A major earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.8 hit near Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand at 11:02 UTC on November 13, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). New Zealand's GEONET is reporting M7.5 at a depth of 16 km (9.9 miles). A...

November 13, 2016


GeoNet response to February 14, 2016 M5.7 Christchurch quake

In this video, scientists from New Zealand's GeoNet report the results of their monitoring of cliff collapses, liquefaction and tectonic deformation around Christchurch following the M5.7 earthquake of February 14, 2016, also known as the Valentines Day 2016...

February 29, 2016


Cliff collapse and large sinkhole in response to Christchurch earthquake, New Zealand

A cliff collapsed near the Taylor's Mistake Bay, Christchurch, New Zealand, on February 14, 2016, following an M5.7 earthquake recorded east of the city. Also, a large sinkhole formed on a Bower Ave, a local street in Christchurch, and the local road workers are...

February 15, 2016

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Severe M5.7 earthquake hits Christchurch, New Zealand

A large and shallow earthquake registered by New Zealand's GeoNet as M5.7 hit 15 km east of Christchurch, New Zealand at 00:13 UTC (13:13 local time) on February 14, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles). USGS is reporting M5.8 at a depth of...

February 14, 2016


Important earthquakes captured at the moment of the event by CCTV and other cameras

Earthquake-Report posted a great video compilation prepared by Raghad Rabah, showing powerful earthquakes captured by security cameras, video surveillance cameras and phone cameras in the moment of actual event. Ten videos bellow are ordered by the magnitude (USGS)...

October 06, 2012

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Magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck 10 km off the coast of Christchurch, New Zealand

Strong and shallow earthquake with recorded magnitude of 5.2 struck 10 km off the coast of Christchurch, New Zealand according to GeoNet on May 25, 2012 at 02:44 UTC. Recorded depth by GeoNet was 11 km (6.8 miles). USGS recorded magnitude 4.7 at depth of 8.8 km (5.5

May 25, 2012


Rockslides and liquefaction after latest Christchurch earthquake

More than tweny aftershocks hit the city of Christchurch and his suburbs since a major aftershocks measuring 5.8 and 5.9 magnitude were the largest since many months. More aftershocks are expected to happen the coming hours, days and even weeks.The first stronger

December 24, 2011

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Multiple earthquakes hit Christchurch, New Zealand - warned for more quakes

Just two days before Christmas Christchurch is experiencing another swarm of earthquakes, reaching up to magnitude 6.0. The first one was shallow 5.8 magnitude quake just before 2pm.The quakes caused ground liquefaction, a significant rock fall and damage to a

December 23, 2011


Probability rises for new Christchurch earthquake

Scientists warned of an increased probability that another powerful earthquake will hit the earthquake-stricken New Zealand city of Christchurch in the next year. Christchurch, New Zealand's second largest city, is still recovering from  6.3-magnitude quake struck in

November 07, 2011

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Lessons from 2011 Christchurch earthquake experience

Seismological Research Letters published yesterday, on November 1st issued a special research focused on the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Erol Kalkan, a research structural engineer and manager of the National Strong Motion Network with the U.S. Geological

November 02, 2011

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Unknown fault structures in Canterbury region found

Scientists investigating the Canterbury earthquakes and conducting allied subsurface studies released preliminary findings from their investigations.The work, involving refined earthquake analysis and geophysical surveys, is part of the effort by the Natural

June 05, 2011