Kōrero: Historic earthquakes

Christchurch city after the quake

This clip shows how central Christchurch looked after the earthquake of 22 February 2011. Many buildings were damaged or destroyed, while others appear untouched. Following the quake, the central city was cordoned off, leaving it eerily quiet. This video was shown, without commentary, at the official memorial service, held in Hagley Park on 18 March 2011, before the formal proceedings began.

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Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 2011 Christchurch earthquake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/32480/christchurch-city-after-the-quake (accessed 25 September 2020)

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