Articles tagged "christchurch"

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Damaging tornado rips through Christchurch, injuring two people, New Zealand

A tornado hit Christchurch in New Zealand on November 18, 2019, leaving a trail of damage from central suburbs to coastal areas, according to the nation's Fire and Emergency. The twister injured two people, scattered debris through the air, and disrupted power...

November 18, 2019

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Wildfires threaten New Zealand’s Christchurch

A state of emergency has been declared in New Zealand's Christchurch as wildfires threatened its suburbs on February 15, 2017, forcing up to 1 000 people to evacuate. As of early UTC morning, at least one person has been killed and 5 homes destroyed....

February 15, 2017

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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

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Strong and very shallow M6.0 hits central South Island, New Zealand

A strong and very shallow earthquake measuring M6.0 on the Richter scale was registered in a sparsely populated area of central South Island, New Zealand at 17:48 UTC on January 5, 2015 (06:48 local time on January 6). GeoNet is reporting depth of 5 km. USGS registered

January 06, 2015

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“Plate Tectonics & associated hazards: Christchurch, New Zealand" report by Dave Petley

Plate Tectonic hazards assessment by Dave Petley, Wilson Professor of Hazard and Risk in the Department of Geography at Durham University, UK is available available online via this site, so as usual it can be downloaded from Authorstream.On his TheLandslideBlog,

November 24, 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

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41 quakes in 24 hours hit Christchurch

A swarm of large aftershocks, including a violent magnitude 5.5, rattled the  Christchurch overnight and knocked out power to thousands of homes. Christchurch continues to be rocked with 41 earthquakes recorded in the Canterbury region over the past 24 hours. There

January 02, 2012

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Planetary alignment earthquake watch Dec 2-3, 2011 (Video)

This is a Planetary Alignment Earthquake watch video, program used in this Heliocentric visual representation is Simsolarv2.0 and Solar system scope.One significant alignment plays a major role during these days with Sun-Mercury-Earth. It is possible that we may have

November 28, 2011

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Christchurch liquefaction videos

Soil liquefaction describes a phenomenon whereby a saturated soil substantially loses strength and stiffness in response to an applied stress, usually earthquake shaking or other sudden change in stress condition, causing it to behave like a liquid.In

June 13, 2011

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New boiling hot springs near Christchurch? New volcano activity?

IceAgeNow posted a letter from a concerned reader writing about new hot spring formed in the area of Cass Bay near Christchurch. There were also various reports recently about new hot springs boiling in the peninsula and people are reporting the stench of sulphur emanat

March 09, 2011

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Before and after the Christchurch earthquake

Satellite imagery has captured some of the devastation caused by the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that flattened buildings and killed scores of people in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on February 22, 2011.Google and GeoEye took the aerial images two days after the

March 01, 2011

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Christchurch earthquake was predicted a week before (transcript)

Here is a transcript of article called Earthquakes again in Christchurch? by pblished Feb 14. @ predictweather.comSolar activity is picking up in pace right now, with coronal holes appearing close to where they appeared before the 4 September earthquake in Christchurch.

February 22, 2011

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M6,3 hit Christchurch, New Zealand

A strong quake hit New Zealand's second-biggest city of Christchurch on Tuesday for the second time in five months, toppling buildings, causing "multiple fatalities," trapping people beneath rubble and sparking fires.Local TV showed bodies being pulled out of

February 22, 2011