Tagged: Canterbury Earthquakes

10 years since the Darfield earthquake rocked New Zealand: what have we learned? - Guest Work

Guest Author Sep 04, 2020

Mark Quigley, University of Melbourne Many of us may remember the magnitude 6.2 earthquake that hit Christchurch, New Zealand, on February 22 2011. The quake caused 185 deaths, thousands of injuries and billions of dollars in damage and economic loss. But six months before that earthquake an interconnected maze of previously unidentified active faults ruptured beneath … Read More

After Christchurch: Why rituals are important - The Psychology Report

Sarb Johal Mar 22, 2019

Today marks one week since the tragic events of 15 March 2019. As we remember those who were killed and injured, those whose lives were changed forever on that day, I thought I would post a few responses to things that people have been asking me about, either on email, in person or through media requests.   What happens … Read More

Recipe for Disaster - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Jan 25, 2018

I didn’t enjoy the Christchurch earthquakes. But at least as bad as the earthquakes were the depressing policy failures that followed. Policy moves stoked regime uncertainty and stymied recovery. When I started in at the Initiative, I’d asked Oliver if we’d be able to take on earthquake policy as part of the deal. Wellington’s earthquake-prone, and I wanted us to … Read More