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Response and recovery lessons from the 2010-2011 earthquake sequence in Canterbury, New Zealand

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Abstract

The impacts and opportunities that result when low-probability moderate earthquakes strike an urban area similar to many throughout the US were vividly conveyed in a one-day workshop in which social and Earth scientists, public officials, engineers, and an emergency manager shared their experiences of the earthquake sequence that struck the city of Christchurch and surrounding Canterbury region of New Zealand in 2010-2011. Without question, the earthquake sequence has had unprecedented impacts in all spheres on New Zealand society, locally to nationally--10% of the country's population was directly impacted and losses total 8-10% of their GDP. The following paragraphs present a few lessons from Christchurch.

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Publication type:
Book
Publication Subtype:
Conference publication
Title:
Response and recovery lessons from the 2010-2011 earthquake sequence in Canterbury, New Zealand
Year Published:
2014
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Earthquake Science Center
Description:
4 p.
Larger Work Title:
Christchurch Earthquakes Workshop
Number of Pages:
4
Conference Title:
Christchurch Earthquakes Workshop
Conference Location:
Seattle, WA
Conference Date:
2013-02-12T00:00:00
Country:
New Zealand
Other Geospatial:
Canterbury