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.
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.