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Alpine fault shifts greater than thought

John Kerr posted in on March 8th, 2016.

The Alpine Fault running down the middle of the South Island has shifted more than previously thought. New research from Victoria University Wellington and GNS Science has revealed that the two sides of the fault have shifted 700km relative to each other in the last 25 million years – more than any other known onland […]

Scientists plan tectonic research

John Kerr posted in on April 15th, 2013.

One hundred and sixty scientists from around the globe are gathering in Wellington this week to discuss potential projects examining the geology of subduction zones, the places where one tectonic plate slips under another. The meeting, held at Te Papa, is a workshop organised by GeoPRISMS, an initiative funded by the US National Science Foundation […]

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