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News-and-Society On Saturday September 4th 2010, sleeping residents of Christchurch New Zealand were awakened by a massive earthquake. The earthquake of magnitude 7.1 on the Richter scale struck at 4.35 am in the morning, with the epicentre just north of the city at Darfield where a massive fault line opened up the road. For an earthquake of this magnitude it was a miracle that there were no fatalities. However many residents suffered serious injuries and damage to property was extensive. One city building caught fire as a result of the earthquake but the fire was quickly brought under control. After shocks ranging between 3 and 5.4 on the Richter scale were still continuing days afterwards. Power and water supplies were cut and the mobile phone network went into overload but Civil Defence and Mayor Bob Parker instantly swung into action. The .munity supported each other, checking on neighbours and helping where needed. Central city blocks were immediately cordoned off by police and army and teams of engineers began assessing each building and rating the safety of each. Unfortunately many were deemed beyond repair and were marked for demolition. Restoring power and water were high priorities and power was able to be restored to most by the end of the first day but restoring water took many days more as the earthquake had damaged water mains and the army engineers helped with this. Constant reminders were broadcast to residents to boil their drinking water and for those without power to do that, they were advised to add 3 drops of household bleach to a litre of water. Families with condemned or destroyed homes were housed in centres set up in school halls, while persons aged over 65 living alone were checked by welfare agencies. Schools were closed for days and there was no public transport for 3 days also. Many stories of near misses and good fortune emerged and valuable lessons were learnt for future earthquakes. Photos of the Christchurch earthquake record the damage and the human faces of those affected. As well as keeping emergency supplies in your home make sure you keep a torch by your bed. Not having a torch to reach for when the earthquake struck was regretted by many Christchurch earthquake affected residents! About the Author: By: Kain Black – Looking for the latest cheap tankinis swimwear. Shopping our extensive collection of tankini swimsuits 2016 from Australiaswimwear… By: Anand Kumar – Fiinovation understands that more private sector money has been invested to upgrade the status of the sector. However, there are still numerous opportunity that is yet to … By: Mark Well – Most of the people on earth today are dependent on machines like phones and .puters. But the biggest ones of those are cars. The first thing a teenager thinks of after cr … By: Anand Kumar – Fiinovation believes that for the marginalised sections such as slum dwellers, it will be more challenging. By: Neal David – The electricity market of the Teas is something that you need to consider and has to bring this fact to limelight once. It was deregulated several years ago. The residents … By: Neal David – We have heard a lot about the deregulation of electricity in the Texas region. Even though people have lived somewhere around this region, but most of them were quite not a … By: Anand Kumar – Fiinovation .prehends the industrial revolution was an integral part of social evolution as it facilitated the birth of the modern age. By: RosieAguirre – Are you a fashion lover? Do you want to remain updated with the latest clothing and style trends? To keep yourself acquainted with the up.ing fashion events .ing in Del … By: Rohit Prasad – Today, we live in a globalised business scenario where irrespective of the location of your office, you hold the key to global. All that you need is the right approach and … By: Jimmy Fernandez – Water damage can be a serious issue and needs to be addressed immediately. To make sure your home remains safe and hygienic, you must hire a professional offering water dam … 相关的主题文章: