Huge earthquake created the Great Wall of New Zealand

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Huge earthquake created the Great Wall of New Zealand

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This is the Great Wall of New Zealand – caused by the powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck earlier this month.

Incredibly, the massive quake disrupted the nation’s beautiful landscape enough that it formed a mini version of China’s Great Wall.

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Other images reveal that the ground opened up as a result of the natural disaster.

Incredible images taken by Dr Kate Pedley shows the effects of the earthquake in an area that has been sealed off since it happened.

She was among a group of scientists to be allowed onto the site, and this is what they were greeted with.

Picture from Dr Kate Pedley/ Caters News - (Picture shows: Huge Hadrians Wall-like fault erupting from New Zealand countryside. Dr Kate Pedley, from UC, poses next to the wall) These incredible pictures show a massive WALL has been created by the moving earth in the New Zealand countryside created when the 7.8 magnitude quake struck the country this month. On November 14 the southern hemisphere nation was hit by the huge quake around Kaikoura located around 600 miles north of the Christchurch on New Zealands South Island. Now for the first time scientists have been allowed into the area surrounding the quake dotted in the Hobbit-like idyllic green fields around Kaikoura concentrated in the North Culverden Basin and an area called Mount Lyford. The first reconnaissance team from the University of Canterbury (UC), in New Zealand comprised UC academics Professor Jarg Pettinga, Dr Clark Fenton, Dr Anekant Wandres, and Geology PhD students Alan Bischoff and Andrea Barrier was in the field quickly after last weeks huge quake. A second reconnaissance mission on Friday November 18 saw Prof Pettinga and Dr Fenton joined by Dr Kate Pedley and Dr Narges Khajavi. SEE CATERS COPY

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Picture from Dr Kate Pedley/ Caters News - (Picture shows: A stunning shot by Dr Kate Pedley of a landslide dam created on the Leader River) These incredible pictures show a massive WALL has been created by the moving earth in the New Zealand countryside created when the 7.8 magnitude quake struck the country this month. On November 14 the southern hemisphere nation was hit by the huge quake around Kaikoura located around 600 miles north of the Christchurch on New Zealands South Island. Now for the first time scientists have been allowed into the area surrounding the quake dotted in the Hobbit-like idyllic green fields around Kaikoura concentrated in the North Culverden Basin and an area called Mount Lyford. The first reconnaissance team from the University of Canterbury (UC), in New Zealand comprised UC academics Professor Jarg Pettinga, Dr Clark Fenton, Dr Anekant Wandres, and Geology PhD students Alan Bischoff and Andrea Barrier was in the field quickly after last weeks huge quake. A second reconnaissance mission on Friday November 18 saw Prof Pettinga and Dr Fenton joined by Dr Kate Pedley and Dr Narges Khajavi. SEE CATERS COPY

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Picture from Dr Kate Pedley/ Caters News - (Picture shows: Significant damage to roads has stopped many getting into the area) These incredible pictures show a massive WALL has been created by the moving earth in the New Zealand countryside created when the 7.8 magnitude quake struck the country this month. On November 14 the southern hemisphere nation was hit by the huge quake around Kaikoura located around 600 miles north of the Christchurch on New Zealands South Island. Now for the first time scientists have been allowed into the area surrounding the quake dotted in the Hobbit-like idyllic green fields around Kaikoura concentrated in the North Culverden Basin and an area called Mount Lyford. The first reconnaissance team from the University of Canterbury (UC), in New Zealand comprised UC academics Professor Jarg Pettinga, Dr Clark Fenton, Dr Anekant Wandres, and Geology PhD students Alan Bischoff and Andrea Barrier was in the field quickly after last weeks huge quake. A second reconnaissance mission on Friday November 18 saw Prof Pettinga and Dr Fenton joined by Dr Kate Pedley and Dr Narges Khajavi. SEE CATERS COPY

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Picture from Dr Kate Pedley/ Caters News - (Picture shows: Earth splitting with the force of the earthquake) These incredible pictures show a massive WALL has been created by the moving earth in the New Zealand countryside created when the 7.8 magnitude quake struck the country this month. On November 14 the southern hemisphere nation was hit by the huge quake around Kaikoura located around 600 miles north of the Christchurch on New Zealands South Island. Now for the first time scientists have been allowed into the area surrounding the quake dotted in the Hobbit-like idyllic green fields around Kaikoura concentrated in the North Culverden Basin and an area called Mount Lyford. The first reconnaissance team from the University of Canterbury (UC), in New Zealand comprised UC academics Professor Jarg Pettinga, Dr Clark Fenton, Dr Anekant Wandres, and Geology PhD students Alan Bischoff and Andrea Barrier was in the field quickly after last weeks huge quake. A second reconnaissance mission on Friday November 18 saw Prof Pettinga and Dr Fenton joined by Dr Kate Pedley and Dr Narges Khajavi. SEE CATERS COPY

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Picture from Dr Kate Pedley/ Caters News - (Picture shows: Roads destroyed as fault lines push up the ground beneath them) These incredible pictures show a massive WALL has been created by the moving earth in the New Zealand countryside created when the 7.8 magnitude quake struck the country this month. On November 14 the southern hemisphere nation was hit by the huge quake around Kaikoura located around 600 miles north of the Christchurch on New Zealands South Island. Now for the first time scientists have been allowed into the area surrounding the quake dotted in the Hobbit-like idyllic green fields around Kaikoura concentrated in the North Culverden Basin and an area called Mount Lyford. The first reconnaissance team from the University of Canterbury (UC), in New Zealand comprised UC academics Professor Jarg Pettinga, Dr Clark Fenton, Dr Anekant Wandres, and Geology PhD students Alan Bischoff and Andrea Barrier was in the field quickly after last weeks huge quake. A second reconnaissance mission on Friday November 18 saw Prof Pettinga and Dr Fenton joined by Dr Kate Pedley and Dr Narges Khajavi. SEE CATERS COPY

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She said: ‘Maybe not as flashy as the ruptures north of Kaikoura but a complicated 3km-wide zone of numerous ruptures and associated structures.

‘Thankfully, those south and west of Waiau generally got off lightly, but it very quickly got messy for infrastructure to the northeast. The amount of associated rockfall, landslides and slumps were incredible.’

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Dr Pedley’s photographs show the new rock formation, and elsewhere roads and fencing show how sections of the earth have shifted out of line.

The force of the quake was so strong, one landslide even created a dam on the Leader River.

Senior lecturer in engineering geology Dr Clark Fenton said as well as measuring the displacement of the land, the team managed to rescue a lamb from a 1.5 metre fissure in the ground.

Picture from Dr Kate Pedley/ Caters News - (Picture shows: Damage to roads and shifting of ground level) These incredible pictures show a massive WALL has been created by the moving earth in the New Zealand countryside created when the 7.8 magnitude quake struck the country this month. On November 14 the southern hemisphere nation was hit by the huge quake around Kaikoura located around 600 miles north of the Christchurch on New Zealands South Island. Now for the first time scientists have been allowed into the area surrounding the quake dotted in the Hobbit-like idyllic green fields around Kaikoura concentrated in the North Culverden Basin and an area called Mount Lyford. The first reconnaissance team from the University of Canterbury (UC), in New Zealand comprised UC academics Professor Jarg Pettinga, Dr Clark Fenton, Dr Anekant Wandres, and Geology PhD students Alan Bischoff and Andrea Barrier was in the field quickly after last weeks huge quake. A second reconnaissance mission on Friday November 18 saw Prof Pettinga and Dr Fenton joined by Dr Kate Pedley and Dr Narges Khajavi. SEE CATERS COPY

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Picture from Dr Kate Pedley/ Caters News - (Picture shows: Roads buckled under the force of the quake) These incredible pictures show a massive WALL has been created by the moving earth in the New Zealand countryside created when the 7.8 magnitude quake struck the country this month. On November 14 the southern hemisphere nation was hit by the huge quake around Kaikoura located around 600 miles north of the Christchurch on New Zealands South Island. Now for the first time scientists have been allowed into the area surrounding the quake dotted in the Hobbit-like idyllic green fields around Kaikoura concentrated in the North Culverden Basin and an area called Mount Lyford. The first reconnaissance team from the University of Canterbury (UC), in New Zealand comprised UC academics Professor Jarg Pettinga, Dr Clark Fenton, Dr Anekant Wandres, and Geology PhD students Alan Bischoff and Andrea Barrier was in the field quickly after last weeks huge quake. A second reconnaissance mission on Friday November 18 saw Prof Pettinga and Dr Fenton joined by Dr Kate Pedley and Dr Narges Khajavi. SEE CATERS COPY

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Picture from Dr Kate Pedley/ Caters News - (Picture shows: Huge Hadrians Wall-like fault erupting from New Zealand countryside) These incredible pictures show a massive WALL has been created by the moving earth in the New Zealand countryside created when the 7.8 magnitude quake struck the country this month. On November 14 the southern hemisphere nation was hit by the huge quake around Kaikoura located around 600 miles north of the Christchurch on New Zealands South Island. Now for the first time scientists have been allowed into the area surrounding the quake dotted in the Hobbit-like idyllic green fields around Kaikoura concentrated in the North Culverden Basin and an area called Mount Lyford. The first reconnaissance team from the University of Canterbury (UC), in New Zealand comprised UC academics Professor Jarg Pettinga, Dr Clark Fenton, Dr Anekant Wandres, and Geology PhD students Alan Bischoff and Andrea Barrier was in the field quickly after last weeks huge quake. A second reconnaissance mission on Friday November 18 saw Prof Pettinga and Dr Fenton joined by Dr Kate Pedley and Dr Narges Khajavi. SEE CATERS COPY

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Picture from Dr Kate Pedley/ Caters News - (Picture shows: Huge Hadrians Wall-like fault erupting from New Zealand countryside) These incredible pictures show a massive WALL has been created by the moving earth in the New Zealand countryside created when the 7.8 magnitude quake struck the country this month. On November 14 the southern hemisphere nation was hit by the huge quake around Kaikoura located around 600 miles north of the Christchurch on New Zealands South Island. Now for the first time scientists have been allowed into the area surrounding the quake dotted in the Hobbit-like idyllic green fields around Kaikoura concentrated in the North Culverden Basin and an area called Mount Lyford. The first reconnaissance team from the University of Canterbury (UC), in New Zealand comprised UC academics Professor Jarg Pettinga, Dr Clark Fenton, Dr Anekant Wandres, and Geology PhD students Alan Bischoff and Andrea Barrier was in the field quickly after last weeks huge quake. A second reconnaissance mission on Friday November 18 saw Prof Pettinga and Dr Fenton joined by Dr Kate Pedley and Dr Narges Khajavi. SEE CATERS COPY

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