Story: Landslides

Earth shake

Earth shake

A seismograph at Erewhon, about 60 kilometres from Aoraki/Mt Cook, recorded the 1991 landslide. The earth vibrated with the massive weight of rock that rumbled down the mountain. Seismographs as far away as Wellington (500 kilometres distant) registered the impact.

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Michael J. Crozier, 'Landslides - Alpine, low mountain and layered rock landslides', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/8786/earth-shake (accessed 21 November 2019)

Story by Michael J. Crozier, published 12 Jun 2006