Do you know the effects that a major earthquake will have in Wellington, capital of New Zealand?
Following on from yesterday’s blog about the 1996 documentary, in which cogent warnings about the effects of an earthquake in Christchurch were proven unnervingly accurate, we’d like to re-publish a blog we posted in early October last year. This was written shortly after the Sept 2010 Canterbury earthquake.
This is it, including the links at the end.
“A reader has sent in a link to a video which depicts the possible scenario after a large scale earthquak hit Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand.
Bearing in mind the disruption that a smaller scale 7.1 earthquake (and almost 2,00 aftershocks) recently caused in Christchurch and the Canterbury region we’d like to share it with you. It is a very salient reminder of the real risks that exist when living in New Zealand.
Lyttelton Port Damaged in the Lesser Canterbury quake
Today’s NZ Herald details the damage sustained to Lyttelton Port by the 4 September Canterbury earthquake:
Lyttelton Port of Christchurch says about 40 per cent of its wharves were damaged by the September 4 earthquake.
The port said an assessment showed significant damage to one of its berths and extensive sinking at Cashin Quay…more here
“it seems funny that bbc world news has reported stuff about the quake but nothing from our own tv crew lol….”
“Hi from Rangiora. It was horrendous, like being in a rocking cradle, I was sooooo scared. I hate these aftershocks, there was another one a few mins ago about 11.20. It is like thunder and then the house keeps shaking. Our house has stood up to the quake, we still have water and power although my daughter from Kaiapoi is with us as they have no water or power. Driving over there this morning, there were cracks in the roads and police everywhere. Stuff was falling over and getting broken. I wish I was back in the safety of the UK. Although we are one of the lucky ones it is not a nice place to be at the moment”
“We’re near AMI (The AMI rugby stadium, host to the RWC 2011 matches) Just saw about it on BBC but nothing anywhere else. glad was not worse cause would not know what to do.”