Christchurch Continues to Crumble - M5.8 Earthquake New Zealand
I knew this was going to go on for a long time. That bizarre basin has to be maintained through earthquakes, and we are on a major crumble cycle. Each earthquake knocks the basin down a bit. When it goes through a full cycle it will be in a stress shadow for hundreds of years.
This is ever so on the Pacific Rim. You can have a choice between a single massive earthquake, or a decade of terror.