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Uploaded on Jan 10, 2012
On September 4, 2010 a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck an area west of Christchurch causing widespread damage and power outages in New Zealand's 2nd largest city. As Christchurch was beginning to recover from this devastating earthquake a massive aftershock right underneath the city occurred on February 22, 2011. This magnitude 6.3 earthquake killed more than 180 people, injured hundreds more and severely damaged the Central Business District.
Learn firsthand, why the smaller earthquake caused more damage as well as hear the experiences of Canterbury Regional Emergency Management Office Manager, Jon Mitchell, the incident commander for the disaster events and how these critical lessons and experiences can be applied to reduce our risk in the Cascadia Region.