CEISMIC Earthquake Digital Archive

UC's CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquake Digital Archive is a world-class online archive of stories, images, and media from the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury Earthquakes. 

The archive was built to preserve the knowledge, memories and experiences of those involved to tell the stories of the earthquakes, not just the shaking, but also the struggles, the chaos, and the creativity that followed. 

The archive is a repository for future generations to look back on to understand our shared experiences as Cantabrians. 

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Quake stories come to life with new audio walk

A new digital audio experience using memories from the University of Canterbury CEISMIC archive launched today, connecting powerful quake memories to physical places in the city, giving residents and visitors a unique opportunity to understand human impact of the Canterbury earthquakes.

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