Tagged: Christchurch Earthquake

Remembering the Christchurch earthquake eight years on - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 22, 2019

Today is the eighth anniversary of the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake. Ken Gledhill was the Director of GeoNet at the time and shares some memories from the time and reflects on how GeoNet has been shaped by the quake. Eight years ago on 22nd February, Christchurch was struck by a M6.2 earthquake that caused widespread destruction and tragically claimed the lives … Read More

The low down on liquefaction - Infrequently Asked Questions

Lynley Hargreaves Oct 22, 2014

Dr Brendon Bradley Since the Canterbury earthquakes, most of us are familiar with the effects of liquefaction – sand volcanoes, sunken buildings, and vast, vast quantities of mud. But scientists still don’t fully understand the interactions between the deep soft soils of the Canterbury basin and the shaking seen on the ground. Canterbury University’s Dr Brendon Bradley explains how … Read More

More women injured in quakes - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Nov 06, 2013

A Christchurch researcher is trying to understand why so many more women than men were injured in the Canterbury earthquakes. Professor Mike Ardagh is Chair of the RHISE (Researching the Health Implications of Seismic Events) group. Professor Ardagh leads a team investigating the health system response to the quakes. His team found the health system … Continue reading → … Read More

Papanui Campus closes! - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Aug 27, 2013

917 days; 131 weeks; 2.5 years.  However you look at it, it’s a long time to be temporary.  Today the Papanui Campus of the University of Otago Christchurch, a.k.a the Versatile workshop in my front yard, closed.  The sole permanent occupant (moi) became the last of the academics to return to the “main building” of … Continue reading » … Read More

University of Otago Papanui turns 800 - Kidney Punch

John Pickering May 03, 2013

Day one was ground breaking – 23 Feb 2011, the day after the big Christchurch earthquake.  Today is day 800 of what I lovingly refer to as the Papanui campus of University of Otago Christchurch.  For my children it’s just the office out the front of the house where their father works.  For me, it … Continue reading » … Read More

Hidden Costs - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Jan 02, 2012

Talking about the death toll from the February killer quake in Christchurch, Professor Mike Ardagh reckons that there will be a number of others who will have died from the quake who are not yet part of this toll. He is thinking mainly of those who succumbed to complications from their injuries or died as […] Related posts: … Read More

On Levels of Evidence - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Jan 01, 2012

Yesterday, John Roughan’s column in the Herald was about the people of Christchurch and their need to know “the worst they might face”. He draws his story from the reluctance of the GNS to make comments about the possibility of further strong earthquakes even though they knew there was good scientific evidence that there would […] No related posts. Read More