Story: Earthquakes

Damage from the Christchurch earthquake, 2011

This video shows the destructive power of the magnitude 6.3 earthquake that struck the city of Christchurch on 22 February 2011, and includes CCTV footage from shops taken during the earthquake.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Earthquakes - Seismic activity in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 October 2022)

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