New Zealand earthquake disaster

This video from New Zealand is called Christchurch Earthquake.

Hundreds of people have been left homeless by Saturday’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch, but the National government has not committed to assisting those without insurance: here.

The Government came under pressure last night from farmers unhappy that earthquake damage to their farms is not covered by insurance: here.

New Zealand’s second biggest nonbank finance company, South Canterbury Finance, went into receivership last month, prompting the country’s costliest publicly-funded bailout: here.

Over the past week, an estimated 300 aftershocks up to magnitude 5.4 have shaken Christchurch, causing ongoing anxiety and further dislocation: here.

While the dust settles and Christchurch recovers from the 7.1 earthquake, people have begun to pick up the pieces and get on with their lives. But for many working class people this is not so easy: here.

Geologists have warned that the powerful earthquake that smashed buildings, cracked roads and twisted railway lines around the New Zealand city of Christchurch had also ripped a new 11-foot-wide fault line in the Earth’s surface: here.

Rumsfeld’s classic moves to geology: New Zealand quake was ‘known unknown’: here.

1 thought on “New Zealand earthquake disaster

  1. NZ leader fears economic tremors

    New Zealand: Economic recovery will be hurt by the weekend’s earthquake in Christchurch, Prime Minister John Key has warned.

    “There will be considerable disruption to the regional and national economy in the short term,” he said.

    The country’s economy has now recorded two quarters of minor growth after struggling to escape 18 months of recession.


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