Christchurch's iconic Cathedral sustains severe damage in the earthquake, 22 Feb 2011

Christchurch's iconic Cathedral sustains severe damage in the earthquake, 22 Feb 2011

The moment the quake hit - as captured by a tourist from the Port Hills

The moment the quake hit - as captured by a tourist from the Port Hills

It killed 185 people and devastated a city, but the catastrophic Christchurch earthquake did not cause any significant changes in the tectonic stresses on the region as a whole, scientists have discovered.

It killed 185 people and devastated a city, but the catastrophic Christchurch earthquake did not cause any significant changes in the tectonic stresses on the region as a whole, scientists have discovered.

Rescuing victims from the Pyne Gould Building, Christchurch earthquake, 22 feb 2011

Rescuing victims from the Pyne Gould Building, Christchurch earthquake, 22 feb 2011

Rocks falling off a cliff during an earthquake in New Zealand. (Dec. 23, 2011)

In pictures: New quakes shake Christchurch

Rocks falling off a cliff during an earthquake in New Zealand. (Dec. 23, 2011)

New land off the Kaikoura coast raised out of the ocean by last month's 7.8 magnitude earthquake has been documented from space. Photo / NASA Earth Observatory

New land off the Kaikoura coast raised out of the ocean by last month's 7.8 magnitude earthquake has been documented from space. Photo / NASA Earth Observatory

A picture shows rubble and damaged buildings lining a deserted Colombo street in Christchurch on February 23, 2011, following an earthquake. New Zealand declared a national state of emergency on February 23 after one of its worst earthquake disasters left nearly 400 people dead or missing. AFP PHOTO / LOGAN MCMILLAN (Photo credit should read Logan McMillan/AFP/Getty Images)

A picture shows rubble and damaged buildings lining a deserted Colombo street in Christchurch on February 23, 2011, following an earthquake. New Zealand declared a national state of emergency on February 23 after one of its worst earthquake disasters left nearly 400 people dead or missing. AFP PHOTO / LOGAN MCMILLAN (Photo credit should read Logan McMillan/AFP/Getty Images)

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