Since the quadracentifiable quake hit Christchurch last month, there have been a number of really good websites come up on the radar, thought I might share a few…
1. GeoNet – Boy, I would love to see the traffic graphs for this site! If you go “Earthquake” > “Latest Quake” after you feel a quadracenti-quake, it locates the earthquakes that you feel in New Zealand, (as well as routinely analysing more than 15,000 others each year) and tells you the latest stats. For example:
||October 27 2010 at 8:53
|NZ Daylight Time
||Wednesday, October 27 2010 at 9:53 pm
- Within 5 km of Belfast
- 10 km north of Christchurch
- Felt in Belfast and Christchurch.
Then, if you go to Google Maps and enter the Latitude, Lontitude coordinates it will tell you exactly where the epicenter was, i.e. “43.49°S, 172.62°E” is:
2. Canterbury Earthquake Govt Site – all the information and links to other government sites that you need to know for quadracentifiable quake information.
3. Christchurch Quake Map - very cool site, which aims to present a time-lapse visualisation of the earthquake and its aftershocks, primarily to help those outside the affected area understand what those of us in Canterbury are experiencing.The size of the circle denotes the magnitude (the higher the magnitude, the larger the circle) and the colour shows the focal depth (see the legend below the map). You can speed up, pause and playback as you like.
4. I Survived The Christchurch Earthquake – a Facebook page dedicated to Cantabrians to talk about and share their experiences of the quadracentifiable quake. Photos, stories and all sorts.
5. Stuff’s Earthquake News Updates – Stuff.co.nz’s section dedicated to the quadracentifiable quake. Gives links to news items, pictures and videos from the earthquake.
6. Canterbury Earthquake 2010 Crowdsourcing Project – you can be part of history by submitting your quake experience to be preserved as a historical record – nice.
7. Earthquake Map with Stories – another of Stuff’s earthquake resources. It shows coloured pins on the map depending on where it was felt the most/had most damage to property and you can also click on the pins to read people’s stories.
8. When My Home Shook – Canterbury earthquake stories by school children. Very good resource for children affected by the earthquake can openly share their experiences on a digi platform. You can submit your child’s story to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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