Tagged: disaster

Liquefaction Explained - Shaken Not Stirred

Jesse Dykstra Sep 08, 2010

For a nice overview of Liquefaction, and why certain areas of Canterbury were more affected by Saturday’s shaking  (Courtesy of 3news).  http://www.3news.co.nz/Liquefaction—a-scientific-explanation/tabid/309/articleID/174502/Default.aspx Also, this post from Visibly Shaken,  by Peter Griffin shows an infographic by ECan https://sciblogs.co.nz/visibly-shaken/2010/09/06/christchurchs-liquefaction-infographic/ And finally, also from Ecan, an excellent, detailed infographic on the liquefaction hazard in Canterbury, produced before Saturday’s earthquake: http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/pdfs/1009/Ecan_Brochure_Title__The_Q_files___the_solid_facts_on_Christchurch_liquefaction.PDF … Read More

What Lies Beneath the Canterbury Plains? A Fault Revealed - Shaken Not Stirred

Jesse Dykstra Sep 07, 2010

This is the second post of a 3-4 part series on the Canterbury Earthquake. Canterbury Earthquake, Pt II Source: GNS Was this Canterbury’s ‘Big One’? When I was shaken out of a deep slumber at 4:36 am last Saturday, I couldn’t help but think that ‘this is the big one’.   The intensity of the shaking was certainly more than … Read More

Haiti: 230,000 Deaths. Canterbury: 0 Deaths. Why? Canterbury Earthquake (Pt I) - Shaken Not Stirred

Jesse Dykstra Sep 06, 2010

This is the first post of a 3-4 part series on the Canterbury Earthquake. Canterbury Earthquake, Pt I   Photo: Professor Mark Quigley, University of Canterbury Source: USGS                 When I was contemplating a name for this blog a few weeks ago, I wanted something that would convey the following: … Read More