Saturday, December 10, 2016

Some photos from Kaikoura Earthquake

Some photos from Kaikoura's devastating earthquake  7.8
This is what some of the major main highway between Blenheim - Kaikoura looks like now, although they are hurrying to repair it as fast as possible.
Amazingly only 2 people died in this massive quake.







Railway is also destroyed.


Houses met the same fate


These cows were stranded as the hillside fell away, but they were soon rescued unharmed.

The Army came to the rescue of people stranded in the small town of Kaikoura, mainly tourists, they were helicoptered out after the Army and the local Maori Meari fed them


The sea bed was lifted by the power of the earthquake  straight up  about 6 - 8 feet high along with all the fish and shellfish. kelp and other marine life



and there were many huge slips of rock and mud that came down from the mountains one of which trapped a frieght train just as it came out of a tunnel, it is still there and will be for a long time..


4 comments:

diane b said...

Amazing scenes of destruction. Lucky not more were killed. Sad for those who have lost their homes.

Fun60 said...

Another terrible disaster for New Zealand.How fortunate there wasn't a greater loss of life but once again this will take many months if not years to rectify the damage. Very interesting to see the damage up close.

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