We‘re building a comprehensive digital archive of video, audio, documents and images related to the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.

View the gallery show

We’d love you
to join us!

The UC CEISMIC Digital Archive is designed to preserve the memories and experiences of people of the Canterbury region. Like the rebuild of our physical city, it’s going to take some years to create this asset. We need you, your stories, your support, your ideas.

The UC CEISMIC Programme

The UC CEISMIC Programme is building federated access to a broad range of earthquake-related research material, gathered by leading New Zealand cultural and educational organizations. Use our federated search box, at the top of this site, to find content from New Zealand's major cultural heritage organisations and significant community sources. Our task now is to increase the content available through UC CEISMIC search, and ensure it is safeguarded for future generations. We've cast a net over our cultural heritage community to give the people of Christchurch and New Zealand a single place to create, remember and research their heritage, but we need your help to build it. You're also invited to contribute to our efforts. Click here to learn more.

About the Earthquakes

The earthquakes that struck Canterbury in 2010 and 2011 are among the most significant events in New Zealand history.

The 7.1 quake which struck on
September 4, 2010 caused widespread
damage and two serious injuries.

The 6.3 quake which hit at 12:51pm
on February 22, 2011 caused
severe damage and resulted in the
loss of 185 lives.

Next Slide Previous Slide