Photos: Christchurch hit by 5.7 magnitude earthquake gallery


Cliffs collapsing at Sumner.

Huge clouds of dust rising in Sumner the moment the quake struck almost blocking the view.

Hamish Pringle and his family were no more than 200m from a cliff that collapsed during Sunday's quake.

A pair of friends found their walking track at Taylors Mistake began cracking beneath their feet during the quake.

Richmond Hill cliff collapse and dust over Sumner just after shaking stops (as seen from Scarborough Hill).

Richmond Hill cliff collapse and dust over Sumner just after shaking stops (as seen from Scarborough Hill).

People watch on as huge dust clouds rise have Talyor's Mistake, where a cliff collapsed in Sunday's earthquake.

Dust coming off slips at gun emplacements at Godley Head during earthquake.

Liquefaction on Linkwater Way in Parklands.

Christine Tucker's front fence after the quake.

Tina Bell at her house on Linkwater Way in Parklands with a pool that broke in the earthquake.

Huge clouds of dust rise in Sumner, almost blocking the view, following Sunday's earthquake. ,

Liquefaction is blocking this New Brighton street.

The Valentines day 5.7 quake caused more of the already damaged front of Christ Church Cathedral to fall away.

Danny Morris checks out the liquefaction outside his Broadhaven Ave house in Parklands.

China and dinnerware litter the floor in Briscoes after the shaking stopped.

Stock fell from shelves during the quake.

A bit of a mess at a garden shop Christchurch's eastern suburbs.

Briscoes is a complete mess following Sunday's earthquake.

Once again, liquefaction is a problem.

Rocks and boulders were shaken from cliffs Takamatua, Akaroa.

Visitors to the COCA gallery were evacuated when the Valentines day 5.7 quake hit.

Speights Ale House is a mess after Sunday's earthquake.

The 5.7 quake made a bit of mess at Speights Ale House in Christchurch.

Dust rises over the beach following the 5.7 earthquake near Christchurch on Sunday.

Parts of the Christchurch Cathedral have come away during Sunday's earthquake.

Buildings were evacuated after a 5.9 quake hit near Christchurch on Sunday.

Items were thrown from the shelf in this store during Sunday's earthquake in Christchurch.

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Nick Smith was out on a Jetski tour not far from Taylor's Mistake when the earthquake hit.  "It was the nerve racking ...

Nick Smith was out on a Jetski tour not far from Taylor's Mistake when the earthquake hit. "It was the nerve racking 'quick check' behind me to make sure the clients were all ok on their Jetskis."

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Residents have already started trying to get rid of liquefaction on Linkwater Way in Parklands.

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