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15 February 2016
Sumner rockfalls – videos of the landslides triggered by the M=5.7 earthquake near to Christchurch in New Zealand yesterday
30 September 2015
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.
3 October 2014
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
27 January 2014
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
26 November 2012
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
23 December 2011
An update on the Christchurch earthquake sequence this morning
9 December 2011
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 …
14 June 2011
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.
19 April 2011
A stunning set of GNS images and information about the rockfalls and landslides caused by the February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand
19 September 2010
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”?: