Story: Historic earthquakes

Opened fault

This aerial footage shows the fault that opened during the Edgecumbe earthquake as it snakes across farmland.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 1987 Edgecumbe earthquake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/4540/opened-fault (accessed 8 August 2020)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 28 Mar 2011, updated 1 Nov 2017