June 2011 Christchurch earthquake

June 2011 Christchurch earthquake
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Map showing the epicentre of the earthquake
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UTC time2011-06-13 02:20:50
ISC eventTemplate:Eq-isc-link
Local date13 June 2011
Local time14:20
Magnitude6.3 ML[1]
Depth6 km (4 mi)
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Areas affectedNew Zealand
Total damageBuilding collapse, power outages, broken water pipes, soil liquefaction, rockfall
Max. intensityVIII (Severe)[2][3]
Peak acceleration0.78g (city); 2.13g (epicentre)[4]
Casualties1 dead,[5] 46 injured (2 critically)

The June 2011 Christchurch earthquake was responsible for causing additional damage to an already earthquake-devastated region. The earthquake took place around 1420 New Zealand Standard Time and was centered next to 3.8 miles deep, six miles from Christchurch. It had been preceded by another 5.9 tremor that struck at a slightly deeper 5.5 miles. The earthquake of June 2011 cut down telephone lines and caused numerous outages which left next to 54,000 houses without power. The tremor triggered the death of an elderly man and several injuries.


  1. "New Zealand Earthquake Report - Jun 13 2011 at 2:20 pm (NZST)". GeoNet. GNS Science. Archived from the original on 29 August 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
  2. "Pager Version 2 - M 6.0, South Island of New Zealand" (PDF). USGS. 13 June 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
  3. "New Zealand Earthquake Report - Jun 13 2011 at 2:20 pm (NZST)". GeoNet. GNS Science. Retrieved 2011-07-31.
  4. "Large earthquakes strike south-east of Christchurch". GeoNet. 14 June 2011. Archived from the original on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
  5. "One death reported after earthquake". The New Zealand Herald. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011.

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