Christchurch: After the 2010 Earthquake

NOTE: THIS THREAD IS ABOUT THE DAMAGE AFTER THE SEPTEMBER 2010 EARTHQUAKE, NOT THE ONE THAT OCCURRED FEBRUARY 22, 2011.

In September 2010 there was a sizable earthquake in and around Christchurch that caused severe damage, especially to many of the brick or stone buildings, where the mortar didn’t hold under the tremor. Something like 17,000 chimneys got damaged. While there is lots of reconstruction today, the locals told us that the process of getting insurance money from the government fund is slow.