Tonnes of rock and dirt cover SH1, south of Kaikoura.

Tonnes of rock and dirt cover south of Kaikoura.

The NZDF sent helicopters to survey areas in North Canterbury that were rocked by a massive 7.5 earthquake early on Monday.

The NZDF sent helicopters to survey areas in North Canterbury that were rocked by a massive earthquake early on Monday.

It's a 20m gorge filled with greenery and vegetation. But it never existed before.

It's a gorge filled with greenery and vegetation. But it never existed before.

Live: 7.8 New Zealand earthquake | Stuff.co.nz

Live: New Zealand earthquake

A fissure from the earthquake runs through the back yard of Barney and Deb Muir's Kaikoura home.

The house is a wreck and an almighty crack has split their back yard, but Deb and Barney Muir will push on.

GeoNet on Twitter: "7 am update: 22 eqs in the last hour, 307 eqs in last 12 hrs (18 over M4) and 1572 eqs since the M7.5. Kaikoura Earthquake #eqnz #Kaikoura https://t.co/d0puzACUok"

GeoNet on

am update: 22 eqs in the last hour, 307 eqs in last 12 hrs over and 1572 eqs since the Kaikoura Earthquake

A massive Kaikoura slip not only covered the road, it pushed a stretch of rail line into the sea.

Wellington-Christchurch ferry link considered as quake repairs cause freight chaos

The Needles Bridge, just north of Ward, after Monday's earthquake.

Wellington-Christchurch ferry link considered as quake repairs cause freight chaos

A slip north of Kaikoura on SH1.

A slip north of Kaikoura on

A sunken backyard in Kaikoura.

Kaikoura: The street that slipped away

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