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UC QuakeBox

The UC QuakeBox was established in 2012 after two major earthquakes occurred in September 2010 and February 2011 in the Canterbury region. Our mission is to record stories from Cantabrians about their experiences in the quakes and to store the audio and video files in a large database.

The Quake Box is currently taking a break. To date there have been over 730 people recorded sharing their earthquake story.

The Quake Box was deployed around different areas of Christchurch including Re:Start Cashel Mall, Eastgate Mall, the New Brighton Library, Brooklands Community Hall, Lyttelton, Sumner, Canterbury A & P Show and Westfield Mall.

To see some of the stories recorded in the Quake Box visit UC Ceismic Quake Stories

NZILBB wishes to acknowledge UC Ceimsic who have kindly donated some funding to help continue transcribing the stories that we have collected.

UC QuakeBox in the media


  • New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour
    University of Canterbury
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