The Guardian. Over 25 minutes, it dropped about 2.5 m, a classic warning sign of a tsunami. [2] Ruptures occurred on multiple faults and the earthquake has been described as the "most complex earthquake ever studied". [67][68][69][70][71], Several houses in the coastal suburb of New Brighton in Christchurch were looted after the occupants left because of tsunami risk.[72][73]. I love NZ and living in Wellington but it's made me feel very unsafe and unprepared. However as soon as I did and as the shaking got worse, panic set in. [49] The Wellington City Council was given special powers to require reports from building owners,[50][51] and there were doubts about application of the rules. The 2016 Kaikoura earthquake was a magnitude 7.8 (Mw) earthquake in the South Island of New Zealand that occurred two minutes after midnight on 14 November 2016 NZDT (11:02 on 13 November UTC). New Zealand earthquake officially upgraded to magnitude 7.8 – as it happened . A 2016 tremor in New Zealand destroyed roads and set off slow slip movements deep in the two crustal plates off the country’s east coast. The tsunami was found to be highest at Goose Bay, with data indicating a maximum run-up height above tide level at the time of the tsunami of 6.9 m ± 0.3 m. At Oaro, the height was 5.3 m ± 0.3 m. Marine and freshwater flora and fauna were later found scattered across the Oaro River flood plain, extending 250 metres (820 ft) inland from the high tide mark on the day of the survey. Was it how you imagined it could be?It was the first earthquake and it was what I thought it would be like, apart from the disorientation. The Wellington region had two thirds (65%) of the total losses, followed by the upper South Island at 25%, Canterbury at 8% and the remaining 2% from other North Island claims. [61], In 2016 and 2017 it was decided that several other buildings would be demolished, not repaired: the Figaro Block of the Malvina Major Retirement Village in Burma Road, Johnsonville,[62] the eleven year old, seven-storey NZDF headquarters,[63][64] and Statistics House at Centreport on the waterfront. [57], A 54-year-old nine-storey office block, the former ICI Building at 61 Molesworth Street, was demolished during December 2016 after fears that it could collapse. Most events occur along the main ranges running from Fiordland in the southwest to East Cape in the northeast. Live: 7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes near Hanmer Springs in South Island - two killed, Kaikoura isolated, Wellington CBD damaged – includes videos, photos and facts and figures, New Zealand Herald. [16] The offshore continuation of the Kekerengu Fault to the north east, known as the Needles Fault, ruptured as well. [34] It reopened unrestricted to all traffic on 19 December 2016. Fax: 0114 296 7176 I didn't get very much sleep! Fig. 2016 Ecuador earthquake timeline 2016 — Earthquakes and other hazards. How did the quake affect you, your family, friends and community?Well nobody went to work the day after the quake. I think the worst ones I've felt were a couple of days after the quake. If nothing else the quake has definitely made people realise how unprepared they are! [22], Immediately after the earthquake, the tide level at the Kaikōura tide gauge started dropping. Lots of people have been keen to ask how I found the quake given that I'm from the UK and not used to them! [65][66] Several buildings failed because of unsatisfactory design features or collapse of building services in buildings constructed only in the previous decade. There has been no major damage to our immediate area as far as I'm aware an Lucy and I have both been to work today and in true NZ spirit it's been business as usual... We are all pretty tired as had very little sleep so will be off to bed soon!!!! Data collected from 257 respondents in Christchurch and 332 respondents in Hitachi revealed notable similarities between the two cities in people's emotional reactions, risk perceptions, and immediate protective actions during the events. I find myself wondering ‘what would happen if an earthquake hit right now?’ when I'm out and about all of the time. The Royal New Zealand Navy's multi-role vessel HMNZS Canterbury and off-shore patrol vessel HMNZS Wellington were deployed to Kaikōura to provide aid supplies and evacuate people. The Everyday Guide to Primary Geography: Maths. GA membership provides specialist support and expert advice for geography teaching. The 2016 Kaikoura earthquake was a magnitude 7.8 (Mw) earthquake in the South Island of New Zealand that occurred two minutes after midnight on 14 November 2016 NZDT (11:02 on 13 November UTC). A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake pummeled central New Zealand early on Monday, killing at least two people, damaging roads and buildings and setting off hundreds of strong aftershocks. [41][42][43], Uplift along the coast at Kaikōura (up to 6 metres) exposed the intertidal zone, which resulted in a large-scale die off of many organisms including Durvillaea bull kelp. [7], There was motion on the Kekerengu Fault of up to 10 m (33 ft), movement on the Hundalee Fault, a newly identified fault in Waipapa Bay, as well as minor motion on the Seaward segment of the Hope Fault,[20] and rupture on the Humps Fault and in the Emu Plains area. Bridges, buildings, dams, … The critical lessons learned from the September 2010 M 7.0 Darfield earthquake—and its major aftershock, the February 2011 M6.2 Christchurch earthquake—and the November 2016 M7.8 Kaikoura earthquake, as well as worldwide earthquakes such as the 2011 M9.0 Tohoku, Japan, earthquake, have served to inform AIR’s views of seismic risk in New Zealand. [85] HMNZS Canterbury arrived in Kaikōura on 16 November and transported about 450 evacuees, 4 dogs, and 7 tonnes of luggage to Lyttelton, arriving early the following morning. Facebook, Geonet and the TV/radio coverage was amazing and always up to date. Two people have died, damage is estimated at $2 billion by the government and tens of thousands of landslides have been recorded. The epicentre (the point on the Earth's surface above the hypocentre) was 15 kilometres (9 mi) north-east of Culverden and 95 km (59 mi) from Christchurch. This was made up of a 1.5 m rise measured on the gauge, and a rise of about 1 m of the gauge itself, as the seabed and surrounding land rose by that amount. Often referred to as the Valentine's Day earthquake, it was centred in the sea off New Brighton at a depth of 15 kilometres (9.3 mi). How did the quake affect you, your family, friends and community?It woke me up and I had no power for approximately one hour. How do you think local residents felt during and after the earthquake? Include key details (where, how, when, what, who) and geographical causes of the earthquakes. [84] Stranded tourists with health issues and travel plans were put on a flight priority list. How is the cleanup going?Aside from the buildings that are still closed and cordoned off, things are feeling like they're getting back to normal. The tsunami didn't cause serious damage, except to one area called Little Pigeon Bay on Banks Peninsula, said Geonet. [15], The tsunami that followed the Kaikōura earthquake reached a peak height of about 7 metres. Jump to Navigation Significant Earthquakes - 2016. [23], Two people died in the earthquake. [1] The hypocentre (the point where the ruptures started) was at a depth of 15 kilometres (9 mi). Earthquake: In pictures, Radio New Zealand. There can be damage to man-made structures. The east coast of the North Island moved west by up to five centimetres, and the Wellington region moved two to six centimetres to the north. Both building failures resulted in a section of the adjacent street (Molesworth Street and Tory Street) being closed off for a period. When I eventually did go back to bed there were aftershocks every couple of minutes and I was rigid with fear, worrying that any one of them could turn into another big quake. There are still lots of large cracks in the roads and pavements but these are slowly being fixed. What were you thoughts when the quake was happening and afterwards?The quake woke me up and I was alone in the house. NIWA marine geologist Dr Philip Barnes said the length of the Kekerengu–Needles Fault rupture may extend for about 70 km (43 mi), consisting of 36 km (22 mi) on land and 34 km (21 mi) under the sea. It's just such a horrible thought that it could happen again at any point. Public ro earthquake september earthquake effects our new anti earthquake technology effects of earthquakes How Do Earthquakes Affect Human Life 7 WaysHow Do Earthquakes Affect Human Life 7 WaysCalifornia S Earthquake And How Earthquakes WorkInsights Impact Of Earthquakes On Human Health The New Times RwandaEffects Of Earthquakes Primary GeographyEffects Of … [86], On the morning of 20 November, HMNZS Canterbury arrived at Lyttelton with another group of evacuees, bringing the total number evacuated from Kaikōura to more than 900. The quake struck at a depth of 16.1 km, approximately 40 km West of Christchurch. GeoNet was giving constant updates and was very reassuring about the whole situation. The earthquake was assessed as the 'most complex earthquake ever studied' and prompted the reassessment of a number of assumptions about earthquake processes. A strong new earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck New Zealand's South Island on Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, hours after a more powerful quake killed two people. There were a few flashing lights which I’m not sure were the electrics or the lights associated with the quake. The novelty I used to feel about earthquakes has well and truly worn off! We weren't allowed back into the building I work in for a week and a half as several pipes had burst and there was a lot of IT repair work to be done. The November 14, 2016, Kaikoura, New Zealand, earthquake (moment magnitude [Mw] 7.8) triggered more than 10,000 landslides over an area of about 12,000 square kilometers in the northeastern part of the South Island of New Zealand. New Zealand earthquake: Two dead following powerful tremor – includes photos of the damage and maps, BBC. It got the heart rate going but I wasn’t worried about the house falling as it’s a one storey timber framed thin roof affair but I was scared for other people in our community and the country as I knew the quake was big enough to flatten some buildings. A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand with such force, it caused part of a cliff to collapse. May 19 & July 10: Severe aftershocks in the same area set back recovery efforts. This highway had to be upgraded significantly due to this increased usage. Was it how you imagined it would be?I've felt several smaller earthquakes before that were over and done with before you really knew what was happening but this one was very different because of the strength and length of time it went on for. [76] Effects in Christchurch. January 2016: Torrential rain, floods and landslides from El Niño conditions affect many impoverished families in Manabí province. A lot of the shops were closed in town, some had broken stock from items vibrating off shelves. The largest amount of energy released did not occur at the epicentre, rather 100 km (62 mi) to the north near Seddon. Italy earthquake: mayor of Amatrice says dozens have died after 6.2 quake – live. What did you see, hear and feel when it happened? Describe what you see. And countless imaginary ones! [23] The bay contained only one building, an unoccupied holiday house that was pushed off its foundations and heavily damaged. Was this the first earthquake you’ve ever felt? Just after midnight on 14 November, 2016, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand’s South Island 55 miles north east of Christchurch. There have been nearly two thousand since the main quake. New Zealand earthquake 2016 Up to 100,000 landslides amid aftershocks in New Zealand – as it happened . [28][29], As of the morning of 19 November, Kaikōura remained cut off by road due to landslides, damaged bridges and infrastructure, road subsidence, and the risk of falling debris. [74], Nearly 200 people had been airlifted out of Kaikōura by late evening on 15 November, with about 1,000 still to be evacuated on the following morning. But no Tsunami occurred and we made our way to Lucy's sisters in Oxford where we spent the remainder of the night. [15] Initial field surveys indicated ruptures on at least six faults,[15][16] while more detailed studies confirmed ruptures on twenty-five faults. Schools and universities across the region were told to remain closed until the situation could be assessed,[74][75] affecting the end-of-year NCEA examinations for secondary school students. My whole room was shaking violently and I struggled to walk as I got up to leave my bedroom. Paramedics were also dispatched from St John. [33], Number of aftershocks within 200 km of Kaikōura, "Watching the M7.8 Kaikoura quake dominos fall in real time", "M7.8 – 53km NNE of Amberley, New Zealand", "Magnitude 7.8, Mon, Nov 14 2016, 12:02:56 am (NZDT)", "A year on, how is the Kaikōura aftershock sequence playing out compared to Darfield? The New Zealand Defence Force dispatched five Royal New Zealand Air Force helicopters (four NH90s and one Agusta A109), a P-3 Orion and a C-130 Hercules to survey and provide essential emergency supplies to the most-severely affected areas around Kaikōura. Kaikoura Aerodrome was too small to take larger multi-engine aircraft so landing was limited to helicopters and small aircraft. A tsunami followed the earthquake and reached a maximum run-up height above tide level of 6.9 m. New Zealand lies in the Ring of Fire (see diagram at the bottom of this BBC News page), a seismically active 40,000km arc of volcanoes and trenches in the Pacific Ocean, where approximately 90% of the world’s volcanoes occur. For more information on what cookies are and how you can manage and remove them click here. New Zealand earthquake latest: Two confirmed dead after 7.8 magnitude tremors on South Island – includes gallery and video clip, Independent. Most roads were cleared within 24 hours, but SH 1 between Seddon and Cheviot via Kaikōura and the Inland Kaikoura Road remained closed. [31] Parts of the diversion route via State Highways 63, 6, 65 and 7 were experiencing four times their usual traffic volume. The New Zealand Army was sent to the worst affected areas in Christchurch. [12] There were two deaths, in Kaikōura and Mount Lyford. 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I was in the cinema with a friend when two big aftershocks struck, which was pretty unnerving. There was a lot less damage from this quake despite it being higher magnitude than the one in 2011. 5.9 13km NE of Daigo, Japan. Some landslides and avalanches can be more damaging than the initial effects of the earthquake. The past 24hours have been pretty eventful as I'm sure you’re aware!!!! ‘Kiwis are a unique type of tough’: a note from GeoNet’s director on responding to the monster quake, The Spinoff. Students received derived grades for any exams due to be taken the week of the earthquake. [17] This is considered a world record for the greatest number of faults to rupture in a single earthquake event. To accept and hide this message click the cross on the right. Refer to our, Compare and contrast this earthquake with a recent less economically secure country such as. Twenty-five crews had worked to clear 50 landslips on that highway alone. 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