The earthquake struck the Canterbury Region in New Zealand's South Island and was centred 6.7 km south-east of the centre of Christchurch, at the time New Zealand's second-most populous city. Waitākiri School was created through the merger of Burwood and Windsor Schools. Burwood was one of the hardest hit areas with over 50 per cent of the school zone designated "Red Zone" and a loss to the school roll in excess of 200 children. An 6.2 (6.3) earthquake occurred in Christchurch on 22 February 2011 at 12:51 p.m. local time (23:51 UTC, 21 February). Earthquake) was New Zealand’s worst natural disaster - ... (Step 2) in the areas worst affected was undertaken by geotechnical professionals for EQC. At 12.51 p.m. on 22 February 2011, the Canterbury region was struck by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake. It was a 6.3 magnitude earthquake and the focus was very shallow at 4.99 kilometres deep. Several aftershocks were reported, some registering at a 5.6 magnitude. At the time it was still recovering from the effects of a 7.1-magnitude earthquake on 4 September 2010.Though smaller than the first quake, and technically part of its aftershock sequence, the February earthquake was more destructive. Following the September 2010 earthquake all schools reopened within a couple of weeks in affected areas. On 22 February 2011, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch shortly before 12:50pm at a shallow depth of four kilometres. Mapping of the severity of land damage determined the . PM wants W Cup games in quake-hit city (AFP) ... Those evacuated following Monday's earthquake can now go home, Christchurch Civil Defence says, with the risk to land downgraded. As the earthquake struck at a busy time and at the town centre, a busy place more, damage and casualties happened then the previous 7.1 magnitude earthquake in 2010 than the 6.3 magnitude earthquake in 2011, more people were killed, a total 185 deaths … The earthquake struck the city of Christchurch in New Zealand on 22 February 2011. the February 2011 earthquake all three task forces and eighteen resp onse teams were deployed to the affected area, making it the larg est national … 08.03.2011 - Housing New Zealand (HNZ) has inspected all of its homes in the areas of Christchurch most affected by the Christchurch earthquake, says Housing Minister Phil Heatley. This was the second major earthquake to hit the city; the previous quake occurred on 4 September 2010 and registered at a 7.1 magnitude. The 22 February 2011 earthquake (Christchurch 1 . Civil defence declared a category 3 … Below is a rundown of the worst-affected areas. 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