Kōrero: Active faults

Wellington Fault in the Hutt Valley (3 o 3)

Wellington Fault in the Hutt Valley

This view shows the Wellington Fault, which forms a sharp edge to the Hutt Valley, with Petone and Lower Hutt at centre left of the photograph. The eastern (nearer) side of the Wellington Fault has subsided, and has been filled with gravel from the Hutt River.

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GNS Science
Reference: CN20124/27
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Active faults - New Zealand’s longest active faults', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4364/wellington-fault-in-the-hutt-valley (accessed 8 August 2020)

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