Magic Lantern Media

The Christchurch Earthquake: A Case Study

  • Grade Level: Senior High (10-12)-Adult
  • Subjects: Environment, Earth Science
  • Produced By: VEA Group Pty Ltd
  • Year: 2013
  • Country: Australia
  • Language: English
  • Running Time: 29m
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The destructive and unexpected nature of earthquakes has remained a constant threat since civilization began. Suitable for all secondary audiences, this two-part program firstly examines the scientific aspects of an earthquake, focusing on the earth's structure and the changes which take place both before and after a seismic event. The second part is an in-depth case study of the February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch. A devastating event for the city's residents and surrounding landscape, viewers hear firsthand accounts from seismology experts, emergency response leaders, rebuilding and reconstruction co-coordinators, and locals.

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