Canterbury Earthquake September 2010

At 4.35am on 4th September 2010, the world as we knew it changed here in Canterbury. A magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook us for 40 seconds, and started a succession of quake activity that still continues.  More devastating earthquakes above magnitude 6 occurred in February 2011 and June 2011.  In my local area I recorded some of the effects of the September earthquake.

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Cashmere Road Christchurch

 

Halswell Road, Christchurch

 

Road rupture at Rossendale Winery, Tai Tapu Road, Christchurch

 

Liquefaction in Halswell Road, Christchurch

 

Cattle in liquefaction created by the earthquake, Halswell

 

Silt volcano

 

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Drainage system uplift in Kennedys Bush Road

Drainage system uplift in Kennedys Bush Road

 

Our dining room hutch

Our dining room hutch

 

Flooding in Halswell street

Flooding in Halswell street taken four hours after earthquake

 

Liquefaction clean up day after in Halswell

Liquefaction clean up  in the same Halswell street three days later

 

Rockfall on the Port HIlls

Rockfall on the Port Hills

 

Rockfall in Halswell Quarry Park, a diused quarry now a recreational facility

Rockfall in Halswell Quarry Park, a disused quarry now a recreational facility

 

Castle Rock on the Port Hills, a favourite rock climbers crag

Castle Rock on the Port Hills, a favourite rock climbers’ crag

Christchurch’s Cathedral Square how it used to look here.

The innovative shipping container mall in Christchurch here.

An emotional first visit to Cathedral Square after the February 2011 earthquake here.

Update on the rebuild of central Christchurch (November 2012) here.

Update on Christchurch CBD (April 2013) here.

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