The quake caused damage to historic buildings in Lyttelton, near Christchurch, including a church and parts of a hotel. In an interview in Kaiapoi shakes, Rachel recalls seeing the gallery for the first time after the September quake, and the decision to close the business at the end of 2010: I opened the door and completely lost the plot. http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/82/story/According to the earthquake drums [seismographs] it lasted about a minute, but it felt much longer! Many people jumped out of bed and headed to work after the earthquake struck. At 4:35 am on 4 September 2010, there was a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. 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Cindy, who was working in a hospital at the time, talks about the many difficulties staff faced that day: It was a long hard sad and frightening shift in the hospital … beds with air mattresses electric bed tilts with remotes … all useless without power … had to manually remove mattresses and put old ones back on beds, had to elevate patients in their beds with pillows and blankets so that they could eat safely, it was sad seeing patients who can't speak express their fear through sweating so much their bandaids would come off, we were extremely short staffed as the phone lines were out so we didn‘t know if our fellow colleagues were safe and the frightening thing was the waiting and uncertainty of was it going to happen again!http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/527/story/. The 2010 Canterbury earthquake (also known as the Darfield earthquake)  struck the South Island of New Zealand with a moment magnitude of 7.1   at 4:35 am local time on 4 September, and had a maximum perceived intensity of X (Extreme) on the Mercalli intensity scale. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake - centred 40km west of Christchurch and with its epicentre 10km south-east of Darfield - occurred on Saturday 4 September 2010 (NZ time). M 7.2 Darfield (Canterbury) Sat, Sep 4 2010 The Darfield earthquake caused severe building damage in mid-Canterbury, particularly to the city of Christchurch. The family of Lillian (Lill) Daniels-Witika believe she was a casualty of the September 2010 earthquake. Providentially, there had been no direct loss of life.  The total cost of damages may be as high as NZ$2 billion. We didn’t get much sense out of them, but were informed that there were people crying inside. Both elderly parents and young children were mentioned in these accounts highlighting fear as a common response across all age groups. Immediately after the September earthquake, the number of international guest nights fell by 6 per cent. 43, no. The earthquake caused widespread damage across Christchurch, killing 185 people in the nation's fifth-deadliest disaster. Aftershocks continued for months after the September quake. 75, no. Research undertaken with a group of 191 Canterbury residents identified a range of psychological impacts, including fear, anxiety, sleep disturbance, hypervigilance, feelings of ‘being in limbo’ or guilt, and the physical and emotional demands of tending to others. It was a feeling that you would normally experiences on a roller coaster on the Gold Coast. , Several thousand residents sustained lesser injuries for which they sought medical help. There confusion reigned supreme. The coroner’s final finding was death by natural causes (sudden cardiac death), with the earthquake – a ‘high stress situation’ – a contributing factor. Jump to navigation Jump to search. 2010 Canterbury earthquake Earthquake. Some damaging aftershocks followed the main event, the strongest of which was a magnitude 6.3 shock known as the … Areas close to the coast were the most badly affected, especially the town of Kaiapoi in Waimakariri District and the suburb of Bexley in east Christchurch. Clock stopped after September 2010 earthquake. After large aftershocks, or tremors which particularly affected a specific area, shops, schools and workplaces closed while buildings were assessed or reassessed for damage. The 4.9-magnitude aftershock that hit the region at 10.30 a.m. on Boxing Day 2010 hit retailers particularly hard. Both earthquakes occurred on previously unrecognized faults. http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/184/story/I remember vaguely thinking that the noise on our roof sounded like hundreds of heavy footed birds landing on the corrugated iron. The Canterbury District Health Board also noted an increase in admissions to cardiac services in the days immediately after the earthquake. 2010 Darfield (Canterbury) Earthquake In the early hours of Saturday morning on 4 September 2010, people in Christchurch and the surrounding Canterbury region were jolted awake by the most damaging earthquake in New Zealand since the deadly magnitude 7.8 Hawke's Bay (Napier) earthquake in 1931. Some hadn’t finished their Friday night partying, while shift workers were already out and about. . When the earthquake struck, Lill suffered a heart attack. The initial shaking did not cause me to feel too much panic but as we drove and found roads to be splitting and the bridge across the estuary collapsing it became more alarming. Reports indicate terror during the main earthquake, however, there was a sense that on-going aftershocks were more devastating and difficult to bear. 1).While many older brick and masonry buildings were damaged and approximately 100 people were injured in this earthquake, there were no associated deaths. Initial reports put the magnitude at 7.4, the epicentre 30 km west of Christchurch and the depth at 33 km.  ‘Quake directly beneath Christchurch’, Press, 27 December 2010. This page was last changed on 23 January 2020, at 18:34.  Stan Darling and Jackie Watson, Kaiapoi shakes: interviews with Kaiapoi residents affected by the September 2010 earthquake, Jackie Watson, Christchurch, 2012, pp. A number of Canterbury’s most important heritage buildings were severely damaged by the September 2010 earthquakes. And we gave the best advice. It revealed the existence of a hidden west-east fault under the gravels of the Canterbury Plains. , It caused a lot of damage and cut off power and water supply, mainly in the city of Christchurch. It shook Cantabrians, their properties, their land and their lives.  On 4 September 2010 at 4:35am, the Canterbury region of New Zealand was hit by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. At 4:35 am on 4 September 2010, an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale shook Christchurch west, in the Canterbury region causing damage to houses and property. Night brings on the nerves, the ill feelings and the need for adult company to feel safe. The 2010 Canterbury (Darfield) earthquake (Te Ara), Canterbury District Health Board, media updates, 4-9 September 2010, Christchurch City Council, media releases, Stan Darling and Jackie Watson, Kaiapoi shakes: interviews with Kaiapoi residents affected by the September 2010 earthquake, Jackie Watson, Christchurch, 2012, pp. It was centred 40 km west of Christchurch, near the town of Darfield, at a depth of 10 km. How are they coping?  Miles Parker and Daan Steenkamp, ‘The economic impact of the Canterbury earthquake’, Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bulletin, vol. The 2010 Canterbury earthquake (also known as the Christchurch earthquake or Darfield earthquake) was a 7.1 magnitude earthquake,   which struck the South Island of New Zealand at 4:35 am on 4 September 2010 local time (16:35 3 September UTC). 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