City Care: Christchurch Earthquake 22 February 2011

The February 2011 Christchurch earthquake was a powerful natural event that severely damaged New Zealand's second-largest city.
 
The earthquake caused widespread damage across Christchurch, especially in the central city and eastern suburbs, with damage exacerbated by buildings and infrastructure already being weakened by the 4 September 2010 earthquake and its aftershocks.
 
City Care had about 400 staff working on the water and wastewater networks around the city during the emergency response phase.

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