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The Alpine Fault is a geological fault, specifically a right-lateral strike-slip fault, that runs almost the entire length of New Zealand's South Island. It forms a. The Alpine Fault, which runs for about km up the spine of the South Island, is one of the world's major geological features. It's the "on-land" boundary of the. 27 Jul You can pick out the line of the Alpine Fault on this satellite image of the South Island. Snow on the mountains of the Pacific plate contrasts with.
17 May The drilling project at New Zealand's Alpine Fault is the first to investigate a major fault that is due to rupture in a big earthquake in coming. The Alpine Fault is a geological fault, known as a right-lateral strike-slip fault, that runs almost the entire length of New Zealand's South Island. It forms a. The Alpine Fault is where two great tectonic plates (the Pacific and Australian) plates collide. It is a dominant feature of the South Island. Movement along this.
1 Jun To feel the earth move under your feet, visit New Zealand. Every year the sides of the island nation's Alpine Fault shift past one another about. The Alpine Fault runs for over km up the spine of the South Island. It's the part of the active boundary between the Pacific and Australian tectonic plates. 17 May Just-released videos have shown what would happen in the event of a major quake along the South Island's big-risk Alpine Fault. The four. 8 Mar The Alpine Fault, which runs up the spine of the South Island, has ruptured five times in the past years - producing an earthquake of. 18 Mar An Alpine Fault earthquake will be felt by every South Islander and likely many North Islanders, too. Numerous experts say it will be the largest.
This view of the northern part of the South Island, taken from a satellite, clearly shows the Alpine Fault in the centre. The eastern side has been uplifted to form. 22 Jul A reinterpretation of structural and paleomagnetic data suggests that New Zealand's Alpine Fault accommodates a far greater percentage of. 7 Mar In New Zealand, the boundary between the Australian and Pacific plates is defined by the Alpine Fault, a major strike-slip feature considered to. 25 May The Canterbury Plains could suffer more damage than previously expected in an Alpine Fault quake - worse than some areas close to the fault.