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15 February 2016

Sumner rockfalls – videos from the M=5.7 earthquake near Christchurch yesterday

Sumner rockfalls – videos of the landslides triggered by the M=5.7 earthquake near to Christchurch in New Zealand yesterday


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30 September 2015

Rockfall and landslide damage in the Port Hills from the Christchurch earthquake sequence

Demolition has started of properties damaged by landslides in the Port Hills area of Christchurch during the 2010-2011 earthquakes. This post shows some of the photographs that I took shortly afterwards.


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3 October 2014

Prehistoric rockfalls in Christchurch, New Zealand

A new paper to be published in Geology reports on the use of dating techniques to evaluate the return periods of prehistoric earthquake triggered rockfalls near Christchurch in New Zealand


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27 January 2014

Port Hills, Christchurch: demolishing the rockfall threatened houses

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority will today start the process of demolishing the houses in the Port Hills that have been affected by, or are threatened by, rockfalls


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26 November 2012

Rockfall risk assessment reports for the Port Hills, Christchurch, New Zealand

A series of reports on the level of life risk from rockfalls in the Port Hills area of Christchurch in New Zealand has now been released by the council


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23 December 2011

The latest events in the Christchurch earthquake sequence

An update on the Christchurch earthquake sequence this morning


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9 December 2011

Away from AGU – images of rockfalls as they occurred during the June 2011 Christchurch earthquake

As AGU 2011 draws to a close (and I still have some blog posts to write about the meeting), I need to try to catch up on a substantial backlog of landslide news.  So, to start off, Monica Gowan from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch has sent these two pictures of the rockfalls as they occurred in the Sumner area of New Zealand on 13th June.  Please note that …


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14 June 2011

Rockfalls from M=6.3 aftershock in Christchurch, New Zealand

Dave provides a brief review of the high levels of shaking associated with the M=6.3 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand yesterday, and examines the rockfalls that were the result.


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19 April 2011

Rockfalls and landslides from the February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch

A stunning set of GNS images and information about the rockfalls and landslides caused by the February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand


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19 September 2010

Earthquake damage in Christchurch – an ironic billboard

This billboard, which predates the Darfield earthquake, was attached to a building in the Central Business District of Christchurch in New Zealand: Do you think this is what they had in mind when they described the “open plan office with balcony access” and “cool funky office environment”?:


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