Story: Active faults

Greendale Fault (1st of 2)

Greendale Fault

Ironic comment left on a paddock along the previously unknown Greendale Fault, which caused the ground to move up to 5 metres horizontally and 1 metre vertically on 4 September 2010.

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Reference: GEER Association Aerial Photograph 082

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Active faults - What is an active fault?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 January 2022)

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