Sheep have taken over the Shire, lost industry created ghost towns and the major earthquake of 2011 has left much of Christchurch cordoned-off and left to...
If you’ve been following my blog posts, hive, you know that Christchurch, New Zealand has been through a lot in the past three years. In September 2010, an earthquake struck Canterbury (the region where Christchurch sits) measuring a magnitude of…
In 2011, Christchurch, New Zealand was hit with a massive 6.3 magnitude earthquake. Among the city’s most heartbreaking losses was the destruction of the...
This week marks the third anniversary of the Canterbury earthquake that shook the southern coast of New Zealand. The 7.1–magnitude quake also sparked an extended series of aftershocks that bombarded the country's second largest city, Christchurch, into 2012. Show More Summary
It?s only been a couple of years since the Christchurch earthquake down in New Zealand, but the city and its residents have been working hard to bring things back to normal. Now one piece of the city?s new landscape is complete, as a...Show More Summary
The 6.3-magnitude earthquake which hit New Zealand in 2011 devastated Christchurch, toppled its neo-Gothic cathedral and killed 185 people. On Thursday evening the new Anglican Cathedral of New Zealand, designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, received its official dedication service. Show More Summary
A strong earthquake has hit the the South Island near New Zealand’s capital of Wellington, followed by several aftershocks. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) the quake measured 6.5 on the Richter Scale and was followed by similarly strong aftershocks ranging from 5.9 to 4.5 in intensity. Show More Summary
Also: earthquakes shock New Zealand; Idaho's wildfires continue to rage; a dispute over where to bury Richard III's bones goes to court; baseball will expand its use of instant replay, and, at last: the CIA reveals the location of the mysterious 'Area 51'.
AP: Strong earthquakes shook central New Zealand on Friday, damaging homes, destroying a bridge and sending office workers scrambling for cover in the capital. No serious injuries have been reported.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Strong earthquakes shook central New Zealand on Friday, damaging homes and roads and sending office workers scrambling for cover in the capital. No serious injuries were reported.
A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck south of New Zealand's capital on Friday.
Aftershocks follow quake, destroying South Island bridge and prompting suspension of rail, road and air services.
(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) — A strong earthquake shook central New Zealand on Friday, disrupting traffic and sending office workers scrambling for cover in the capital. Some buildings in Wellington were evacuated, and items were knocked off shelves in places. Show More Summary
The 2011 Christchurch earthquake killed 185 people, caused widespread disaster in the central city and eastern suburbs and is considered the costliest disaster in New Zealand's history. To local industrial designer, Carl Menary, the downtown became a wasteland
The 6.3-magnitude earthquake that hit Christchurch, New Zealand in 2011 killed more than 200 people and damaged thousands of buildings, including the city's oldest church, a grand stone copy of a gothic cathedral in Oxford. This week, two years after it fell, its replacement is open to the public. And it's unlike anything ever built in Christchurch—or the world. Read more...
Two years ago I wrote about the earthquake that struck Christchurch, killing many people and wrecking on of New Zealand’s...
An Earthquake in New Zealand on Sunday rocked the capital city, Wellington, with aftershocks being felt around a 35 mile radius. All scheduled flights in and out of local and international airports in the region were suspended, although a tsunami warning was not issued by the Pacific tsunami center. Show More Summary
The New Zealand capital Wellington was rattled by a strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake on Sunday that broke water mains, smashed windows and downed power lines. Wellington Police Inspector Marty Parker said there had been minor structural damage that had left parts of the city without power. There have been no reports of injury and no [...]