Tuesday, September 7, 2010

New NZ fault line found & over 100 aftershocks so far in CC

Update on this week's (continuing!) Christchurch (Canterbury) area earthquake(s) and the new area fault line from GNS science - "The magnitude 7.1 earthquake that hit Canterbury is expected to be the most damaging since the 1931 magnitude 7.8 Hawke's Bay earthquake.

The earthquake, which jolted Cantabrians awake at 4.35am on Saturday, was located 30km west of Christchurch near Darfield at a depth of 10km. It was felt throughout the South Island and as far north as New Plymouth. Damage to buildings and infrastructure in Christchurch and surrounding areas is considerable.

Dozens of aftershocks occurred in the first few hours after the quake and it is likely they will continue for weeks."
Emergency services are helping people with shelter, food & water. No deaths, but thousands of homes and business are damaged.
They have already had OVER 100 AFTER SHOCKS - check out how NZ area grew the past few million years from GNS youtube:

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