Somebody has smashed the front door too fast Ian. Greetings Berend
This area around Lyttleton Harbour suffered greatly in the earthquake and this is demolition following the (Christchurch) quake of 2011. It is a very sad story, Berend.
I didn't realize that this was a result of an earthquake Ian. I would have react different, greetings Berend
There is a major faultline running East-West directly beneath this area, Berend. During the 2010-2012 period there have been many quakes along this alignment, most of them towards the west (epicentres beneath Lincoln, Darfield) but some of them occurred directly beneath this location, beneath Port Lyttleton town and also just beyond the harbour entrance.
It has not only been devastating and traumatic but demoralising.
This area is a very interesting landscape from a geographers point of view, because the whole peninsula is an eroded complex volcano. The harbour seen here is a former crater of that volcanic complex. The underlying volcanic rock base also interferes with the earthquake, deadening or magnifying the quake depending on the depth and location of the epicentre.
For those who lost there homes or businesses there are many more who have been deeply impacted by the change in the earthquake regime, for previous to 2010, Christchurch was assumed to be on a stable part of New Zealand's landmass.
Dangerous area to live Ian. Greetings Berend
A very sad picture for me as well, I lived in Christchurch for a year in 1989 and was invited for an afternoon to stay with a Maori family in Lyttleton.
I prefer Australia as my place of residence, and New Zealand's Shakey Isles as the place for wonderful holidays, Berend.
Poor Lyttleton, Aussieboom. It was shaken terribly and often.
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