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New fault line discovered in Wellington Harbour

Laura Goodall posted in on October 8th, 2014.

A previously unknown fault in Wellington Harbour has been discovered, but scientists say it is unlikely to increase the capital’s known risk of earthquake damage. The Aotea fault, named for its proximity to Aotea Quay, was found by NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research) marine geologists mapping the area between the Cook Strait Ferry terminal and Point […]

Dominion Post: Harbour gives up its secrets to technology

Peter Griffin posted in on September 17th, 2009.

A Dominion Post article by Paul Easton looking at efforts by NIWA to scan the floor of Wellington harbour using a multi-beam echo sounder. An excerpt: (read in full here) “The secrets of Wellington Harbour and Cook Strait are being revealed by never-before-seen hi-tech underwater scans. “The images show massive underwater canyons, debris from huge […]

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