Earth’s surface ‘lurches 11ft to the right’ as New Zealand earthquake rips new fault line

Monday, September 6, 2010
By Paul Martin

DailyMailUK
6th September 2010

The earthquake that devastated a city in New Zealand tore open a new 11ft faultine in the Earth’s surface.

The 7.1-magnitude quake which hit Christchurch, the country’s second-largest city, destroyed about 500 buildings and caused an estimated £930million of damage.

But hundreds of lives were saved by tough building rules, it was claimed. Only two injuries were reported.

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