The NZDF sent helicopters to survey areas in North Canterbury that were rocked by a massive 7.5 earthquake early on Monday.
It's a 20m gorge filled with greenery and vegetation. But it never existed before.
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A fissure from the earthquake runs through the back yard of Barney and Deb Muir's Kaikoura home.
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"
A massive Kaikoura slip not only covered the road, it pushed a stretch of rail line into the sea.
The Needles Bridge, just north of Ward, after Monday's earthquake.
A slip north of Kaikoura on SH1.
Tonnes of rock and dirt cover SH1, south of Kaikoura.
A sunken backyard in Kaikoura.