GeoNet response to February 14, 2016 M5.7 Christchurch quake


In this video, scientists from New Zealand's GeoNet report the results of their monitoring of cliff collapses, liquefaction and tectonic deformation around Christchurch following the M5.7 earthquake of February 14, 2016, also known as the Valentines Day 2016 Quake.

At 00:13 UTC (13:13 local time) on February 14, a large and shallow earthquake registered by New Zealand's GeoNet as M5.7 hit 15 km (9.3 miles) east of Christchurch, New Zealand at a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles). USGS reported it as M5.8 at a depth of 8.2 km (5.1 miles). Numerous aftershocks were registered.

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Video courtesy GeoNet

One of the cliff collapses occurred near Taylor's Mistake Bay. Few people narrowly escaped the collapse, but, luckily, no injuries were reported. You can see how the collapse looked like in the videos below:

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Video courtesy Breaking Disaster

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Video courtesy  Louisb nz

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Video courtesy YeahNah Productions

Featured image credit: GeoNet


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