Articles tagged "christchurch liquefaction"

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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...

February 29, 2016

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Cliff collapse and large sinkhole in response to Christchurch earthquake, New Zealand

A cliff collapsed near the Taylor's Mistake Bay, Christchurch, New Zealand, on February 14, 2016, following an M5.7 earthquake recorded east of the city. Also, a large sinkhole formed on a Bower Ave, a local street in Christchurch, and the local road workers are...

February 15, 2016

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Multiple earthquakes hit Christchurch, New Zealand - warned for more quakes

Just two days before Christmas Christchurch is experiencing another swarm of earthquakes, reaching up to magnitude 6.0. The first one was shallow 5.8 magnitude quake just before 2pm.The quakes caused ground liquefaction, a significant rock fall and damage to a

December 23, 2011

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Christchurch liquefaction could be the biggest in recent history

One of the interesting aspects of the earthquake’s impact on Christchurch has been the phenomenon of liquefaction, where soil and sand is compacted and water is forced to the surface. Liquefaction has been a feature of both Christchurch earthquakes, seen as tonnes of

March 08, 2011