Leonard, G.S.; Johnston, D.M.; Paton, D. 2004 Analysis of Te Anau residents' impacts, awareness and preparedness following the 2003 Fiordland earthquake . Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences science report 2004/37 57 p.
Abstract: In April 2004 a postal survey of residents of Te Anau was conducted primarily to estimate (a) damage and losses, (b) awareness of the earthquake hazard, and (c) preparedness for earthquakes. A return rate of 33% was obtained. Ninety-two percent of the respondents stated they had experienced the earthquake. The remainder were most likely out of town. Sixty four percent experienced damage or loss, but the types of damage were relatively minor in most cases. Of those who experienced damage, 13.3% did report entire structure distortion. There is a significant correlation of lower damage to indicators of higher preparation prior to the event. Conversely, respondents who suffered damage have a slightly higher intention to prepare in the future in terms of preventing damage and definitely seeking information on risk, but not in terms of involvement in a local discussion group. This report presents and discusses the damage and loss respondents incurred, their awareness of earthquake hazards and preparedness before and after the event. (auth/DG)