Story: Earthquakes

Provincial Council Chambers, Christchurch (3rd of 3)

Provincial Council Chambers, Christchurch

Many historic buildings made of stone suffered major damage in the Canterbury and Christchurch earthquake sequence. Parts of the Provincial Council Chambers collapsed during the 22 February 2011 earthquake.

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Reference: Photograph by Neil Macbeth 159

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Earthquakes - Building for earthquake resistance', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 June 2023)

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