Bent rail tracks after a New Zealand earthquake

On 4 September 2010, a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the South Island of New Zealand near Christchurch. The earthquake’s epicentre was 40 kilometres (25 mi) west of Christchurch, near the town of Darfield. Its known as the Canterbury earthquake or Darfield earthquake. The massive earthquake distorted railroad tracks that crossed the fault line near Rolleston.

*Sources: Wikipedia

Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management

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