Story: Historic earthquakes

Buller Gorge landslide

Buller Gorge landslide

A huge landslide in the upper Buller Gorge swept across the river and up the other side. It blocked the flow of the Buller River, forming a dam upstream for a day before the river cut itself free.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 1968 Īnangahua earthquake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4530/buller-gorge-landslide (accessed 18 November 2019)

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