Story: Active faults

Ostler Fault: simple fault scarp (1st of 2)

Ostler Fault: simple fault scarp

In this section of the Ostler Fault, in South Canterbury, the fault trace is a simple linear feature, offsetting river channels on an old flood plain. The zone of deformation near the fault is only a few metres.

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Reference: CN06435/23
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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How to cite this page:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Active faults - Building on or near active faults', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4356/ostler-fault-simple-fault-scarp (accessed 2 June 2020)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2017