New Zealand: Christchurch and Canterbury earthquakes 2010-2011

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A strong earthquake in Canterbury, New Zealand, triggered a series of aftershocks, including an earthquake that resulted in multiple deaths in Christchurch.

photo of earthquake damage in Chile by flickr user James Guppy, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic http://www.flickr.com/photos/97938415@N00/4398920008/
Severe earthquakes and weather events in 2010 resulted in substantial losses and an exceptionally high number of fatalities: The earthquake in Chile, in contrast to Haiti, saw substantially fewer human losses due to strict building codes; The high number of weather-related events and record temperatures show indications of advancing climate change...
Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft
A multidisciplinary team of US earthquake researchers and practitioners, organized by EERI, will collect data and observing the damage associated with the M7.1 earthquake, the most damaging that New Zealand has seen since 1931...
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute