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How a New Zealand earthquake led to building reforms
The 6.3 magnitude earthquake that devastated Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2011 toppled buildings, upended roads and even liquefied the ground under some communities, causing them to sink. The historic city saw the soaring brick spire of the ChristChurch Cathedral topple and another 19th century landmark church crumble to the ground.
By Rong-Gong Lin II and Rosanna Xia
October 12, 2013