Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering, vol 47. SGY22. The Mw 7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake was an incredibly complex … Kirsty Lawrence talks to two members of the Defence Force involved in the Kaikoura earthquake response.. bit early to tell but the roads around Kaikoura have been severely damaged in massive slips and huge gapping hopes, and bridges damaged. Update on Kaikoura earthquake claims, New Zealand Earthquake Commission EQC has received around 38,000 residential claims for damage caused by the 14 November Kaikoura earthquake. structural, cosmetic, major or minor. Here he explains what they were up to and shares some photos of the damage. Massive slips could be seen as he flew over in a Defence Force NH90. The NZTA are using 3D technology to help us assess the key areas of damage along the Kaikoura Coast from Oaro, south of the town, to the Clarence on the north side. Lying 250km to the north of Kaikōura, Wellington sustained significant damage to mid-rise buildings and its port. The level of assessment depends on the extent of earthquake damage presenting e.g. Emergency services and the military are inspecting the damage following a huge earthquake and hundreds of aftershocks. Ruptures occurred on multiple fault lines and our community was completely cut off from the rest of New Zealand. (2019) Damage Observations Following the M w 7.8 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake. I expect the road christchurch to Nelson will open quickly - its a main transport route and has less damage than around Kaikoura. (eds) Proceedings of the International Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics. Navy ship sent to evacuate NZ quake-hit town Kaikoura. This paper describes the damage to non-structural elements in buildings following the 14th November 2016 Kaikōura earthquake. Kaikoura Earthquake Nov 14th 2016. The majority of claims lodged are for building damage only (71%), 10% for building and contents, 9% contents only and 10% land damage. Assessments are aimed at identifying all damage the property has suffered as a result of the Kaikoura earthquake and the best estimate of reinstatement cost. Fortunately there were no fatalities, but had the earthquake occurred in the middle of a business day, there is no doubt there would have been significant injuries and potentially deaths. The Prime Minister says the damage to the Kaikoura region from Monday's magnitude 7.5 earthquake is worse than he thought. Jack was part of a team of experts that went into the field immediately following the Kaikoura earthquake to map the surface ruptures. ICESD 2017. I wouldnt expect Kaikoura will be up and running and roads open next week! Just after midnight on the 14th of November 2016 Kaikoura was hit by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that has been described as the most complex ever studied. J ack Williams is a PhD Student at the University of Otago, New Zealand, where he is studying the Alpine Fault. Dizhur D., Giaretton M., Ingham J.M. In: Rupakhety R., Olafsson S., Bessason B.