Kōrero: Historic earthquakes

Movement along the Papatea Fault (2 o 3)

Movement along the Papatea Fault

The Papatea Fault starts offshore and extends inland across the route of the South Island's main trunk railway line and State Highway 1 north of Kaikōura. It moved more than 7 metres during the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake.

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Reference: Julian Thomson, VML 186336

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - Marlborough earthquakes – 2013 and 2016', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/46860/movement-along-the-papatea-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