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Photo by Charlene Hails of MRP Engineering while on ASCE-sponsored damage assessment team in New Zealand.

MRP ENGINEERING IN NEW ZEALAND FOLLOWING M6.3 EARTHQUAKE

EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE IN CHRISTCHURCH

On February 22, 2011, a damaging M6.3 earthquake occurred at shallow depth within six kilometers of the central business district (CBD) of Christchurch, New Zealand.  The strong motion lasted less than 10 seconds with very strong vertical and horizontal components. Soil liquefaction was significant. Charlene Hails of MRP Engineering traveled to New Zealand with ASCE-sponsored damage assessment team to observe the earthquake impacts.

 

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