The New Zealand Earthquake Was So Intense, It Did Something Inconceivable To The Ocean Floor

November 2016’s Kaikoura earthquake on South Island, New Zealand, terrorized locals and visitors alike. And though it wasn’t on the scale of the 2011 quake, which claimed nearly 200 lives, it ended up doing something truly epic to the ocean floor.

The earthquake hit an area north of Christchurch at midnight on Monday, November 14 and was followed by two major aftershocks. And to say they all were big would be something of an understatement.

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