Story: Historic earthquakes

Landslide damage, Whitecliffs (1st of 3)

Landslide damage, Whitecliffs

During the earthquake a steep limestone cliff collapsed, causing a landslide that crushed the home of the Jackson family. This helicopter is hovering above the remains of the house, the day after the earthquake. Because of damage to the roads, helicopters were initially the only way to get in and out of Īnangahua.

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Nelson Provincial Museum, Geoffrey C. Wood Collection
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How to cite this page:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 1968 Īnangahua earthquake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 August 2022)

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