Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Post Quake Kaiapoi Visitors Centre & Raven Quay Quake Cracks

Images, quake damaged Charles St, Tom Ayers Dr & Raven Quay, Kaiapoi River:


12.11.10. Raven Quay view of Kaiapoi River & quake tilted Kaiapoi Visitors Centre & Coastguard bldg. MV Tuhoe moored on right. Local author Deb Donnell published the pic in her 2015 book Christchurch, Keswin Publishing Ltd


12.11.10. Kaiapoi River view of quake tilted Kaiapoi Visitors Centre


12.11.10. Quake tilted Kaiapoi Visitors Centre, Charles St


12.11.10. Quake tilted Kaiapoi Visitors Centre supported by cables stopping bldg sliding towards Kaiapoi River


12.11.10. Quake tilted Kaiapoi Visitors Centre & supporting cables, Kaiapoi River


12.11.10. Quake tilted Kaiapoi Visitors Centre & Coastguard, Kaiapoi River


12.11.10. In concrete quake crack, Kaiapoi River bank, MV Tuhoe ship behind


12.11.10. Quake tilted Kaiapoi Visitors Centre, Kaiapoi River


12.11.10. Quake tilted Kaiapoi Visitors Centre, Kaiapoi River


12.11.10. Quake tilted Kaiapoi Visitors Centre, Charles St. New concrete foundation was laid below the wall mark to stop bldg sliding further southwards towards Kaiapoi River.


12.11.10. Concrete quake cracks by Coastguard bldg, Charles St, Kaiapoi


12.11.10. Quake tilted Coastguard, Kaiapoi River


12.11.10. Old anchor & quake tilted Coastguard, Kaiapoi River


12.11.10. Old anchor & quake tilted Kaiapoi Visitors Centre, Charles St


12.11.10. "Mind the gap!" Quake tilted Kaiapoi Visitors Centre, Charles St


12.11.10. Legs in quake gap, quake tilted Kaiapoi Visitors Centre, Charles St


12.11.10. Red stickered, unsafe Kaiapoi Visitors Centre & shoes across quake gap, Charles St


12.11.10. Quake tilted lamp post, Tom Ayers Dr overlooking Charles St, Kaiapoi


12.11.10. Quake damaged Tom Ayers Dr, quake tilted lamp post & Kaiapoi Visitors Centre

I drove across Kaiapoi River & parked on Raven Quay near Courtenay Dr. I walked downriver below Raven Quay stop bank & coolpixed wide quake cracks & riverbank slumping towards Kaiapoi River. Some quake cracks were about 2 m deep. All cracks were caused by lateral spreading of the riverbank.

Quake cracks went for several hundred metres along & across the tar sealed track by Raven Quay to Courtenay Stream. Besides quake caused, ground lateral movements, all that river water caused severe liquefaction damage to nearby Courtenay Dr & houses.


12.11.10. Graded stop bank soil by quake cracks, Raven Quay, Kaiapoi River


12.11.10. Quake cracks, Raven Quay, Kaiapoi River


12.11.10. Quake cracks & damaged fence, Raven Quay, Kaiapoi River


12.11.10. Quake cracks & workmen, Raven Quay, Kaiapoi River


12.11.10. Raven Quay quake cracks & slumping towards Kaiapoi River


12.11.10. Quake cracks & quake damaged fence, Raven Quay, Kaiapoi River


12.11.10. Up river view of Raven Quay stop bank, workman & quake cracks, Kaiapoi River


12.11.10. Up river view of walkers on Raven Quay stop bank, workman & quake cracks, Kaiapoi River


12.11.10. Quake damaged fence in quake crack, Raven Quay, Kaiapoi River


12.11.10. Pram pusher by quake crack, Raven Quay stop bank, Kaiapoi River


12.11.10. Quake slumping / lateral spreading & cracks, Raven Quay, Kaiapoi River


12.11.10. Walkers on quake cracked stop bank, Raven Quay, Kaiapoi River


12.11.10. Raven Quay quake cracks due to lateral spreading, Kaiapoi River


12.11.10. Up river view of Raven Quay quake cracks due to lateral spreading, Kaiapoi River


12.11.10. Liquefaction silt & quake cracks, Raven Quay, Kaiapoi River


12.11.10. Quake cracks & liquefaction silt, Raven Quay, Kaiapoi River


12.11.10. Quake crack, Courtenay Stream nr Kaiapoi River


12.11.10. Quake crack, Kaiapoi River & Courtenay Stream confluence


12.11.10 Quake crack between Courtenay Stream & Kaiapoi River


12.11.10. Quake cracks & slumping towards Kaiapoi River, view towards Raven Quay stop bank


12.11.10. Up river view of quake cracks, Raven Quay, Kaiapoi River


12.11.10. Up river view of Raven Quay quake cracks & slumping towards Kaiapoi River


12.11.10 Quake cracks across tar sealed footpath, Raven Quay, Kaiapoi River


12.11.10 Close up of quake crack, Raven Quay, Kaiapoi River

Content & pics Copyright Mark JS Esslemont.

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