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Rock fall at Redcliffs, 2011

Rock fall at Redcliffs, 2011

This aerial photograph taken five days after the 22 February 2011 earthquake shows the extent of the rock falls in Redcliffs. There were fatalities when the rocks hit people below. The houses at the top of the hill suffered major damage and most had to be abandoned. Redcliffs School is in the centre of the photo.

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Photograph by Sarah Ivey

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - The Port Hills', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2023)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015