Kōrero: Historic earthquakes

The Awatere Fault (1 o 2)

The Awatere Fault

The Awatere Fault (in the Marlborough region of the South Island) is a striking feature cutting across the Awatere valley. Progressive offsetting of minor features indicates that it had moved several times in the previous few hundred years. The last movement on the fault was in 1848.

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Reference: CN03947/9
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 1848 Marlborough earthquake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4391/the-awatere-fault (accessed 22 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 28 Mar 2011, updated 1 Nov 2017