Kōrero: Active faults

Wellington Fault near Totara Park, Upper Hutt (1 o 2)

Wellington Fault near Totara Park, Upper Hutt

The most recent rupture on the Wellington Fault has formed a low, straight scarp across California Park, Upper Hutt. Subdivision of the land in the 1960s took account of the fault, and no houses were built directly across it. It forms the centre berm in California Drive (upper left). The position of the fault is marked with arrows.

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GNS Science
Reference: CN14444/10
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Active faults - Building on or near active faults', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4359/wellington-fault-near-totara-park-upper-hutt (accessed 9 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2017