Geological and Human History in Murchison

February 28th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

At 10.17am on the June 17, 1929, Murchison was rocked by a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Damage to houses, buildings, bridges and roads was severe, and the road from Westport to Reefton was closed for 18 months. However, the most drastic consequences of the big shake were to the landscape. Being midwinter, the countryside was sodden [...]