February 22nd 2011*  

                  at 12.51 pm,  Magnitude 6.3,  Depth  5.9 Km,  Energy 49,000 tons, near Lyttelton,  6.8 km from centre of Christchurch, NZ
                  at 12.53 pm,  Magnitude
4.8,  Depth  7.0 Km,  Energy      273 tons,
                  at 12.54 pm,  Magnitude
4.6,  Depth  5.0 Km,  Energy      132 tons,
                  at 12.54 pm,  Magnitude
4.2,  Depth  7.0 Km,  Energy        32 tons,
                  at 12.55 pm,  Magnitude
4.3,  Depth  5.0 Km,  Energy        49 tons,
                  at 12.56 pm,  Magnitude
4.5,  Depth  5.0 Km,  Energy        73 tons,
                  at 12.56 pm,  Magnitude
4.1,  Depth  5.0 Km,  Energy        19 tons,
                  at 12.56 pm,  Magnitude
4.9,  Depth  5.0 Km,  Energy      297 tons,  
                  at 12.56 pm,  Magnitude
4.8,  Depth  5.0 Km,  Energy      244 tons,
                  at 12.57 pm,  Magnitude
4.2,  Depth  26. Km,  Energy        25 tons,
                  at 12.59 pm,  Magnitude
3.8,  Depth  8.0 Km,  Energy          8 tons,
                  at 12:59 pm,  Magnitude
3.8,  Depth  5.0 Km,  Energy       27 tons,
                  at 13:01pm,   Magnitude
3.9,  Depth  5.0 Km,  Energy         7 tons,
                  at 13:02 pm,  Magnitude
3.8,  Depth  8.0 Km,  Energy         7 tons,
                  at 13:03 pm,  Magnitude
5.2,  Depth  6.0 Km,  Energy       12 tons,
                  at 13:04 pm,  Magnitude
3.5,  Depth  6.0 Km,  Energy         3 tons,
                  at 13:04 pm,  Magnitude
5.8,  Depth  6.0 Km,  Energy         2 tons,
                  at 13:05 pm,  Magnitude
4.6,  Depth  5.0 Km,  Energy         3 tons,
                  at 13:06 pm,  Magnitude
5.9,  Depth  6.0 Km,  Energy  9,000 tons,
                  at 13:06 pm,  Magnitude
4.4,  Depth 12.  Km,  Energy     102 tons,        =       59,309 tons of energy in 15 minutes


 THIS WAS THE BIG ONE FOR US

Flooding, liquefaction, broken sewers, no power, no phones, no water. damage houses, impassible streets

How close!       

 

How shallow!   

Life will never be the same again!
Crumbling cliffs above Redcliffs School Forsyth Barr stairwell collapsed people climbing down rope Collapsed car park building
Liquefaction in Bexley Searching among the ruins Destroyed home
Statue broken in Cathedral Square Boulder went through Rapaki home Rescue goes on at night

 

CTV Building

CTV 81 lives lost Pyne Gould Corp

Pyne Gould Corp 18 lives lost

Catholic Basilica  Before Catholic Basilica After Anglican Cathedral in Square Cathedral after

* Information from http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz & http://www.canterburyquakelive.co.nz/