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Sat 22 Feb 2014

Christchurch Earthquake Anniversary (2011)

  • By Gerry and 1 other
  • Last Update: 26 weeks ago
  • Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Christchurch commemorates the 2011 earthquake with a memorial service.

The Christchurch Earthquake Awards are given to recognise the bravery of those affected. At 12.51pm, two minutes of silence are held to honour the memory of the 182 victims of the earthquake.

The earthquake that hit Christchurch in 2011 had a destructive magnitude of 6.3 and was located 10 kilometres south-east of Christchurch, New Zealand's second-most populated city.

 The earthquake hit the city a mere six months after another earthquake in Canterbury, with a magnitude of 7.1. Though of a greater magnitude, the Canterbury earthquake caused no fatalities. 

The total cost of rebuilding the damage done by the two major earthquakes is estimated to exceed NZ$20–30 billion. 

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