Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Strangely bent rails after New Zealand earthquake

None of these images are photoshopped even if they look so unreal that you simply can’t believe it. So what’s the case? The answer is the consequences of one of the biggest earthquakes in New Zealand’s recorded history that scored 7.0 on Richter scale.
It was actually supposed to be 7.2 but it was soon downgraded. A lot of places near Christchurch were closed for inspection, and among others was the rail network on the South Island, and one of their findings is represented in these pictures. It is rather a rare and weird kind of damage that an earthquake can cause. The rails are literally bent from one side to the other, and one fact that’s very creepy is that the surroundings are not destroyed at all, like there were no earthquake in the area whatsoever.
How exactly did this happen is still unknown; some think that it’s a nature phenomenon whilst others think that there must have been a weak point in the rails that made them bend like that. What do you think?