This view of the Alpine Fault shows how it cuts across the central South Island. The eastern side has been uplifted, forming the Southern Alps. All the major rivers on the West Coast start in the mountains and carry huge loads of sediment westwards, gradually building out the coastline.
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NASA-Johnson Space Center
Reference: International Space Station Crew Earth Observations Experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Group, ISS006-E-39488
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