Canterbury Earthquakes 2010 & 2011

A 7.1 magnitude Canterbury Earthquake struck at 4.35am on Saturday 4 September. Liquefaction and earth movement caused significant damage and a number of historic buildings and structures were badly affected, particularly in Kaiapoi. Further damage occurred following the 6.3 magnitude earthquake on 22 February 2011, and the 5.6 and 6.3 magnitude earthquakes on 13 June.

The purpose of this basket is to collect material about the damaged landmarks in the District - their history and future. It is also a place for you to tell your stories about the earthquakes and share memories and photos.

This basket has open membership. If you are already a member of Kete Waimakariri you simply need to join the Canterbury Earthquakes 2010 & 2011 basket. If you are not already a member of Kete Waimakariri you will first need to Register for Kete Waimakariri, then join the Canterbury Earthquakes 2010 & 2011 basket.  If you need help with this please contact the library (Ph 03 311 8901 or email us)

For more information and resources see Waimakariri District Libraries Earthquake Hot Topic.

See also Christchurch City Libraries' Earthquake Kete. 

Latest 4 topics

Back of Hansens Mall.
The town centre of Kaiapoi has been undergoing many changes since the September 2010 earthquake
Rangiora Town Hall.
Buildings in Rangiora High Street fail to meet building codes.
Rialto Theatre.
Rialto Theatre
Kaiapoi railway station 1908.
Kaiapoi railway station and information centre

Welcome

The purpose of this basket is to collect material about the damaged landmarks in the Waimakariri District and for you to tell your stories about the earthquakes.

Want to know how to contribute but unsure how to start? Contact Waimakariri District Libraries staff! Ph 03 311 8901 or email us

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Safety barriers, Rangiora High Street.

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