On the evening of 14 November 2016 at 00:02 hours local time, a magnitude (Mw) 7.8 earthquake struck the North Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island. The earthquake occurred at a depth of ~15.1 km, centred approximately 6.2 km west of the small township of Rotherham, and approximately 4.3 kilometres south-south west of the small township of Waiau. The earthquake ground motions resulted in the widespread damage of housing and infrastmcture throughout North Canterbury, and damage to the road and rail infrastmcture within the South Kaikoura Transport Corridor (SKTC). Indeed, seismically-triggered landslides covered and destroyed parts of the State Highway 1 (SHI) road and rail transport corridor. The aim of this project is to characterise and quantify slope failure rates and processes at selected sites along the South Kaikoura Transport Corridor, using multi-temporal analyses of digital elevation data, extensometer data, and land deformation monitoring using GPS receivers. Thus, several datasets and techniques are used in a comparative approach.


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