Daily Archives: March 9, 2011

Quake off northeastern Japan

UPDATED Saturday, 12 March 2011

Fri 11 Mar 2011
@CEQgovtnz An earthquake of magnitude 8.9 has occured in Japan.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has issued a Tsunami Watch #chch #eqnz

### 3news.co.nz Sat, 12 Mar 2011 9:03a.m.
Japan buildings designed to withstand strong quakes
By Tom Parmenter
As everything shook in Japan people said the buildings around them moved like jelly. In many cases that’s exactly what they are supposed to do. Modern structures in Japan are designed to move with the earth rather than against it. In giant warehouses different techniques are tested.
Read more + Video

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Wed 9 Mar 2011
Magnitude 7.2 quake strikes Japan. This event is superceded by a magnitude 8.9 quake on 11 March. See comments at this post, and this link.

### stuff.co.nz Last updated 4:27 09/03/2011
Large quake off Japan
A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 hit off the coast of northeastern Japan on Wednesday, the Japanese Meteorological Agency said.
A tsunami warning of up to 50 cm was issued for northeastern Japan, public broadcaster NHK reported. Buildings shook in Tokyo but no damage was immediately reported.
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(via NewstalkZB) This afternoon’s quake occurred 160km east of Honshu.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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Dunedin earthquake proneness

### ODT Online Wed, 9 Mar 2011
Dunedin residents ‘should not be complacent’
By Ellie Constantine
While the chance of a serious earthquake hitting Dunedin is one in 1000, the odds are better than winning Lotto and citizens “should not be complacent”, geologist Prof Richard Norris says. Should such a quake occur, parts of South Dunedin, Mosgiel and the Taieri would “inevitably” be engulfed in liquefaction, the hill suburbs would suffer landslips and rockfalls and many heritage buildings would be reduced to rubble.

Image by Paul Le Comte (via Twitpic). Source: ODT
Link to original tweet here

Christchurch’s “seismic hazard” was “about double” Dunedin’s, but should one occur, the impact would be similar, but of a different nature.
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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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Filed under #eqnz, Architecture, Construction, Design, Economics, Geography, Heritage, People, Site, Town planning, Urban design

My Christchurch Business Is OPEN

UPDATED 28 March 2011
New websites offer free business listings

www.mychristchurchbusinessisopen.co.nz

www.lovechristchurchmade.org.nz

We Love Christchurch Made. Love Christchurch is the emphasis of this campaign. We want to encourage consumers and organisations to support Christchurch businesses wherever possible, to help Christchurch get back up on its feet as quickly as possible. When you support a Christchurch product or service, you’re helping to rebuild Christchurch and therefore also helping the New Zealand economy. So come on New Zealand let us all get behind Christchurch whenever possible and help build a brighter future for us all.

www.supportchristchurchbusiness.com

Christchurch city in New Zealand has been devastated by a major earthquake.
Please support our city by buying from Christchurch businesses.
Over 50,000 people will not be able to even go into the Christchurch CBD for weeks, let alone work there. However, you can help make sure that these businesses and their staff survive.
Follow our Twitter updates @supportchchbiz

www.chchcreative.co.nz

Christchurch has a wealth of talented and hard-working freelance creatives.
Due to the earthquake, a number of freelancers have lost premises and equipment. Work flow is at a standstill for many.
This website is here to help. It provides a database of Christchurch-based creatives with the aim that companies from other cities may supply projects to help sustain our freelance community through this period of recovery.



Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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