Christchurch Earthquake

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Christchurch Earthquake

ChristchurchEarthquakeBy Sam Flynn

Christchurch cathedral

EarthquakeAn earthquake is a violent shaking of the earth ussualy caused by techtonic plates colliding or grinding against each other.

This glog will show you...-General information -How the quake happened-Primary and secondary events-ways to minimize destruction-things you can do to survive one-earthquake resistant designs

TsunamisA tsunami is a large body of water that travels on seas and oceans.Its speed is determined by the depth of sea.They are usually caused by earthquakes or under water volcanoes.

VolcanoesA volcano is a vent or chimney which transfers molten rock known as magma from the depth of the Earth all the way up to the surface. Magma erupting from a volcano is called lava and is the material which builds up the cone surrounding the vent.

How it OccuredThe australian and pacific plate have been grinding against each other for thousands of years and every so often giant amounts of force are exerted. But it was a secondary fault line that let go this 6.3 magnitude quake.

Plate boundaries

What is a natural diaster?The definition of natural disasters is any catastrophic event that is caused by nature or the natural processes of the earth

What was the christchurch earthquake?On Tuesday 22nd of February 2011 at 12.51 p.m. Christchurch was badly damaged by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake

Secondary events-The casualties include 182 killed and 164 seriously injured.-still recovering from the 7.2 mag quake, 4 years later plans are still being made and the city has not been yet rebuilt.- $7,560,861.13 is the amount of money that people have contributed to the city so far.

Primary Events-On the 22nd of Febuary Christchurch was struck by a magnitude 6.3 quake.-The ground was liqufied and cars and posts began to sink .-The quake struck the central part of the city at the unfortunate time of 12.00pm.

As well as having an earthquake emergency kit is also good for you to know what to do when your in a car or in a building.-When you are in a carMove to the side of the road. Do this as quickly as possible but keep your mind totally focused on safety. It is likely you won't be the only person on the road, so keep an eye out for traffic and be aware that some drivers may panic.-When you are in a building you should DROP to the ground; take COVER by getting under a sturdy table or other piece of furniture; and HOLD ON until the shaking stops. If there isn’t a table or desk near you, cover your face and head with your arms and crouch in an inside corner of the building.

Ways to Prepare for an Earthquake.- always have with you an earthquake survival kit.-it should include a torch, a satellite radio, a first aid kit and a few days worth of food and water-this kit should be in all important places that include your pantry, car and at work.

Strong shapes that could possibly help buildings withstand an earthquake

Ways to minimize destruction to yuor home and you.-make sure you are in a modern house that has structual improvements to its bracing, walls and floors so you aren't caught under a falling roof- make sure you secure any loose objects that could possibly fall.

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