Economic impact of the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake A report prepared for the Ministry of Transport. Share this page Share on Facebook - Warning, this link will open a new tab. We have helped a community to recover and rebuild after a devastating earthquake destroyed roads, rail links and buildings while shaking people’s spirits. Before the earthquake, Kaikōura was a buzzing tourist town, famous for its whale watching and seafood. In December 2016, after the earthquake, the number was 3437. From landslides to ruined farms, sediment-clogged rivers to destroyed houses, the scale of the damage caused by the 7.8 earthquake was huge, and plainly obvious from above.

Surviving 7.8: Life after the Kaikoura earthquake . In the 12 months to September 2017, the amount of money spent by international tourists in the district dropped by 53 percent. 26 Feb, 2017 5:00am . 07:05, Nov 14 2017 . Share on Social Media Close. Kaikoura Earthquake Emergency Response and Recovery; Kaikōura Earthquake Emergency . 9 minutes to read . Kaikoura quake: Before and after photos show extent of extraordinary devastation along coast • Source: 1 NEWS. November 14 Kaikōura quake: Then and now in photos.

Before and after images from Kaikoura give a bleak view of the extent of the damage done by November's earthquake. The full power of the Kaikoura quake is demonstrated in the massive ruptures in the land. Striking images from Kaikoura give a bleak view of how much damage was done by November's earthquake. In December 2015, 22,632 guests stayed at accommodation in the town.