7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Created 15ft High Great Wall of New Zealand Tauheed Ahmad December 2, 2016 Amazing & Incredible, Nature 547 Last month 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked New Zealand has had a lasting effect of natural barriers of 15ft high wall across the landscape. In the north of Christchurch, the wall was created by the shift in the earth when massive earthquake hit southern hemisphere. After 14th November, it is first time that researchers have allowed to enter this area, when epicenter, discovered the massive Hadrian’s Wall-like rock formation which had sprung up as well as roads and fencing displaying clearly how sections of the earth have shifted out of line. These incredible images are shared by Dr Pedley, clearly showing that, striking hobbit-like idyllic green New Zealand countryside torn apart by the earthquake. So far, all roads beyond this point are closed and only passable by military vehicles. The scientist’s progress and took these incredible pictures which show the earth itself has been warped and twisted by the effects of the gigantic earthquake. They were trying to find fault ruptures in the region around the original epicenter, not as flashy as the ruptures north of “Kaikoura” but an intricate 3km-wide zone of plentiful ruptures and associated structures, but it very rapidly got messy for infrastructure to the northeast. Therefore, the amount of associated rock-fall, landslides and slumps were unbelievable. Thus, roads, fields and the sides of whole hills have also been disturbed with also further subtle lines showing just in the outline of disturbed grass and crops in the lush green New Zealand countryside. The force of the earth quake was so robust, even one landslide even created a dam on the Leader River. The total zone of faulting is about two miles across. Most of the faulting the team measured occurred on fault traces that had not been previously mapped The team were covering an area from the western end of the Amuri Range, back across the Emu Plain and continued as far as the junction for Mt Lyford Village The force of the quake was so strong, one landslide even created a dam on the Leader River the displacement of the land the team also recovered a lamb from a 1.5 metre fissure in the ground Roads, fields and the sides of entire hills have also been disturbed with also more subtle lines showing just in the outline of disturbed grass and crops in the lush New Zealand countryside Dr Kate Pedley, from the University of Canterbury, poses next to the 15ft wall created by the quake on November 14 Dr Kate Pedley, from UC, has been documenting the scientist’s progress and took these incredible pictures which show the earth itself has been warped and twisted by the effects of the huge quake Huge Hadrians Wall-like fault erupting from New Zealand countryside after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked New Zealand earlier this month Many roads near the epicentre of the earthquake around Kairkoura are closed and only passable by military vehicles Roads like this one and and fencing clearly show how sections of the earth have shifted out of line after the quake Dr Clark Fenton said a rapid field response was vital in collected as much data as possible Source: Dailymail Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.