Story: Historic earthquakes

Flickr exhibition: earthquake damage in Christchurch, September 2010

Hundreds of photographs of the damage caused by the Darfield earthquake swarmed onto Flickr, a photo-sharing website. Social media was a major way that people heard about and shared experiences of the earthquake.

This slideshow is a live feed of images from Flickr which are retrieved by searching for the words ‘Christchurch earthquake damage’.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 2010 Canterbury (Darfield) earthquake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 June 2020)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 28 Mar 2011, updated 1 Nov 2017