Story: Earthquakes

Liquefaction in Christchurch, 2011

Liquefaction in Christchurch, 2011

Liquefaction caused by the 2010–11 Canterbury earthquakes created large holes in streets around Christchurch. This car toppled into a hole near Shortland Street in the suburb of Aranui following the 22 February 2011 earthquake. 

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Reference: Mark Lincoln Photograph 050

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Earthquakes - What causes earthquakes?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2017