Liquefaction-related land damage

The Canterbury Earthquake Sequence of 2010-2011 triggered widespread liquefaction and land damage throughout the region.
 
Land damage varied across the region with severity influenced by two main factors – earthquake magnitude and the level of shaking. The topography, seasonal groundwater levels, proximity to rivers and streams, land use and subsurface soil conditions also played a major part in the distribution of liquefaction-induced land damage.

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