Darfield Earthquake

September 9, 2010 at 8:42 am | Posted in Education | Leave a comment
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AKA: Christchurch earthquake

On Saturday 4 September 2010 at 4:36 am, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked Canterbury. It was centred near Darfield (about 40 km west of Christchurch) and had a depth of only 10 km.

It is estimated that it will cost New Zealand up to $4 billion dollars to recover from, but thankfully no was was killed in the quake.


I thought I would put together some links that relate to the earthquake. I’m not going to go into great detail with what is in each of the links, but if you’re looking for current earthquake resources, this could be useful to you. It is by no means an extensive list, but it’s a start.

There is a group on flickr called “Christchurch Quake”.

If you want to follow tweets #eqnz; #christchurchquake

Here are a stack of youtube clips

Latest news:
NZ Herald
GNS Science

Recent Quakes:

Other resources:
Suzie Vesper (@suzievesper) has put together a wiki with links and resources about the earthquake. She is also organising educational skype interviews (if you’re quick). earthquake-shakeup

Christchurch quake map – shows the earthquake and the MANY aftershocks (over 270 by this stage).


Feel free to add any other resources as comments.

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