Welcome to our basket for collecting material about the Canterbury earthquake on September 4, 2010, the following aftershocks, the Boxing Day event and the earthquake on the February 22, 2011.
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake - centred 40km west of Christchurch and with its epicentre 10km south-east of Darfield - occurred on Saturday 4 September 2010 (NZ time). Widespread damage occured, with disruption to water, power and sewerage services.
February 22, 2011, was a smaller magnitude but because of its epicenter had a much larger impact on Christchurch including loss of life.
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Add your stories, photos, memories of the earthquake and the aftermath.
Material in this basket will be collected for an archive in the Christchurch City Libraries documenting the experiences of our community.