Impact Assessment for Earthquake Recovery Impacts

This page provides information on impacts reported for the Canterbury Earthquake on 22 February 2011.

Retail impacts, first 5 days see

Temporary and permanent migration is a key social impact of the quakes. As yet no systematic information is available. For local examples see:
Waikato Times - Hundreds of Cantabs make Waikato-home
Nelson Mail - Quake refugees put pressure on jobs market
Timaru Herald - Quake refugee tally may rise
The Press - Christchurch schools face staff cuts
The Press - Crime up in outlying towns

Wikipedia has a comprehensive overview of the quake and its impacts.

Psychosocial effects of the earthquakes.