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23rd February 2017
Here are some examples of changes in the landscape that you might look for when viewing the before and after quake images.
The dark areas in the sea show recently-exposed reef.
The light brown patches are landslips, in this case the area around the Ohau Point seal colony.
You will see that some rivers are carrying more sediment. You can also see new landslides close by.
Here is an area where old landslides have opened up following the quakes.
If you see large areas of colour difference between the images this is because the digital images we are displaying are taken in different seasons. The colour differences can reflect changes in the plants growing in an area, plant growth, top soil moisture, the angle of the sun and weather conditions.