1888 North Canterbury earthquake epicenter

1888 North Canterbury earthquake epicenter
No Thumbnail
No Thumbnail
Google Maps Google Maps Bing Maps Bing Maps Yahoo Maps Yahoo Maps
map #85951
View in Google Earth
By kkeps @ 2010-01-16 17:42:57
The 1888 North Canterbury earthquake occurred on September 1 at 4.10 a.m. following a sequence of foreshocks that started the previous evening. In Christchurch, about 100 km southeast of the epicenter, shaking lasted for 40 to 50 seconds. The magnitude of the earthquake is estimated to be in the range 7.0 - 7.3. Severe damage to farm buildings in the epicentral region was reported and the top 7.8 metres of the spire of ChristChurch cathedral collapsed. It was the first earthquake observed to be associated with mainly horizontal fault displacement.
Views by date
Rate as 1Rate as 2Rate as 3Rate as 4Rate as 5Rate as 6Rate as 7Rate as 8Rate as 9Rate as 10Unrated



Feed Feed Policies

Please log in if you don't want to post anonymously (anonymous users cannot post links)

Please enable images and enter code to post
Update Thumbnails: