During the 1987 Edgecumbe earthquake, the land to the northwest of the Edgecumbe Fault sank by up to 2 metres. The fault ruptured the surface, forming a seven-kilometre-long rift across the countryside, and causing widespread damage from shaking.
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Photograph by Lloyd Homer
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