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The Christchurch Earthquake [electronic resource]: A Case Study

Video Education Australasia
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
The 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand was devastating for the city's residents and the surrounding landscape. This program presents an in-depth case study of the event, focusing on both the science behind it and its social impact. Using firsthand accounts from seismology experts, emergency response leaders, rebuilding and reconstruction co-coordinators, and local people, the video explains what causes earthquakes, their effects on the environment and on society, and ways a community can prepare for quakes.
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30 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 22, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Case Study
  • Christchurch Quake: Case Study (0:59)
  • Earthquake Causes (1:57)
  • Earthquake Magnitude (1:14)
  • Understanding Plate Tectonics (1:43)
  • Earthquake Locations (2:59)
  • Price of Earthquakes (1:36)
  • Experiencing the Christchurch Quake (2:07)
  • Earthquake Landscape Impact (2:00)
  • Earthquake Built Environment Impact (2:28)
  • Earthquake Social Impacts (2:58)
  • Earthquake Recovery Phase (2:04)
  • Learning from Earthquakes (3:37)
  • Adjusting to Post-Earthquake Reality (2:49)
  • Credits: The Christchurch Earthquake: A Case Study (1:03)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2013.
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53204 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (30 min.) : sd., col. + instructional materials (online)
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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