The Canterbury Earthquake: Images of the distorted railway line

The Canterbury Earthquake: Images of the distorted railway line

Note how the rails show high levels of deformation whilst the surrounding ground shows comparatively little. Notice also how the big kink on the left side has pushed the ballast aside and into the track side ditch This has happened on the right side too, but to a lesser extent. The right side bend nearest the camera has pushed the ballast towards the camera — via AGU blogosphere

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