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The earthquakes that struck Canterbury in 2010 and 2011 are among the most significant events in New Zealand history.

QuakeStories was a place to share stories of these and subsequent New Zealand earthquakes. This site was established by Manatū Taonga / Ministry for Culture and Heritage in partnership with NV Interactive in 2011. It was part of the University of Canterbury CEISMIC consortium (which includes Christchurch City Libraries and National Library), a long-term project dedicated to the preservation and study of information relating to the Canterbury earthquakes. 

In 2021, the stories from the QuakeStories site were transferred to the University of Canterbury QuakeStudies website for long-term archiving. If you have a story to tell, please contact the CEISMIC team ([email protected]) to discuss contributing it to the collection.

Updated on 5th February 2021