The Darfield earthquake caused severe building damage in mid-Canterbury, particularly to the city of Christchurch. It revealed the existence of a hidden west-east fault under the gravels of the Canterbury Plains.
|When||Sat Sep 4 2010 4:35 AM|
|Where||25 km south of Oxford|
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