Kōrero: Historic earthquakes

Collapsed brick walls in Worcester Street (1 o 2)

Collapsed brick walls in Worcester Street

Unreinforced facades and brick walls collapsed onto the footpath and road in Worcester Street in central Christchurch early on Saturday morning on 4 September 2010. As the quake occurred at 4.35 a.m. streets were deserted, but there would have been casualties had the earthquake occurred during a working day. Around 100 people were injured in the Canterbury region – two of them seriously, but there were no fatalities.

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Photograph by Julia Becker

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 2010 Canterbury (Darfield) earthquake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/31152/collapsed-brick-walls-in-worcester-street (accessed 31 May 2020)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 28 Mar 2011, updated 1 Nov 2017