Massive Landslide Forces Evacuation of Kingston and Berhampore in Wellington New Zealand – June 1 2013

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A massive landslide about 40 metres wide by 100 metres long in Wellington has swept away backyards and left houses teetering on a cliff edge.

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Around 90 people were evacuated. The noise from the slip was heard over several suburbs such that many thought it was an earthquake precursor.

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Eight houses were badly damaged. Two of them could be condemned. No one was injured.

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