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The earthquake in New Zealand created a wall of 5 meters of height and modified the landscape

The earthquake in New Zealand created a wall of 5 meters of height and modified the landscape

One of the most heard news of the last weeks, was the powerful earthquake that affected to New Zealand, with a magnitude of 7,8 in the scale of Richter. The impact was so powerful, that the landscape was practically transformed and now there is a wall of almost 5 meters high in the vicinity of Kaikoura.

The earthquake in New Zealand created a wall of 5 meters in height and modified the landscape

According to the scientists who were doing studies, this rock formation was not the only consequence of the incident. There were also huge displacements of land, which transformed the soil.

The earthquake in New Zealand created a wall of 5 meters in height and modified the landscape

The effect is very visible on the roads, hills and plains that lie north of Christchurch, within the South Island of the continent.

The Líder river, which is the most characteristic in the area, also obtained its own, because with the force of the earthquake a natural dam was created that has contained its channel. And let’s not say the state of the earth around it.

According to reports, this earthquake has caused more than three kilometers of ground fault length, which will have to be properly mapped.

The plains of this landscape are completely unrecognizable since the disaster. But that is not the worst of the situation. The coasts that were reached by the catastrophe also had a significant change in their morphology and heaps of marine animals were thrown out of their habitat, such as crabs and mollusks.

Many people are still shocked and fearful about this natural incident. While we can not deny that it is frightening, we must remember that our planet is a living being, which transforms with time. The rearrangement of the tectonic plates is something that has happened constantly, for millennia and will not stop happening.

The best thing to do is be prepared.

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