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On November 13th...
M7.8 - Near Christchurch, New Zealand, 2016
This earthquake was actually a sequence of at least 7 different earthquakes that ruptured in sequence on 7 different faults. Surface rupture was observed in many differnt areas, and parts of the coast were uplifted, revealing the ocean bottom. The shaking produced many landslides on the steep slopes.
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