“…’Christchurch will shake like a leaf’ – quake danger known for years…” (..so…what did bob parka know…?…and when did he know it…?…and if not…why not…?…)

“…Warnings about the vulnerability of Christchurch’s heritage buildings in an earthquake were given 15 years ago on television.

The earthquake dangers facing Christchurch were examined in an Inside New Zealand documentary broadcast on TV3 in 1996.

A clip from the documentary posted on YouTube on March 5 had received more than 3000 hits by yesterday.

The TV3 documentary described Christchurch as having “a fatal flaw.”

“It sits on a soft, shaky sponge of river stones and silt half a kilometre deep. In any decent quake, Christchurch will shake like a leaf,” it said.

Christchurch was described as having “quite a high susceptability to liquefaction”, especially in eastern areas.

Concern was also raised about the “hundreds” of old buildings that had not been strengthened.

The heritage list of old buildings “defined most of the earthquake-prone buildings” in Christchurch, one expert said….”

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2 Responses to “…’Christchurch will shake like a leaf’ – quake danger known for years…” (..so…what did bob parka know…?…and when did he know it…?…and if not…why not…?…)

  1. peterquixote says:

    Future Christchurch.
    Most single story buildings of timber framework are sound. But they are old. Most modern concrete or brick structures are sound.
    To rebuild the sewer system , and communication channels we will need a carriageway of flexible pipe, with easy not under the road access.
    But how can you make roads and highways that are flexible in an earthquake.
    Who is going to spend this 30 billion dollar risk.

  2. admin says:

    the fact is that the idiots who first built the city..

    ..built it on a swamp…

    ..and i can’t see any way to fix that…

    ..not getting the rugby world cup games is the least of their worries..

    phil..

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