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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Listening to the Alpine Fault

CD Listening to the Alpine Fault

"Understanding why one part of New Zealand’s Alpine Fault has so few earthquakes compared to elsewhere on the fault is the focus of a research project at Victoria University.

Recently, nine seismographs were installed between Fox Glacier and Harihari, from the lowlands to elevations up to 1200m in the Southern Alps. They will record ground motion over the next six months including many small earthquakes below the threshold of human perception.

The Alpine Fault is a major fault that runs along the foothills of the Southern Alps and extends for over 400 km from Fiordland to Marlborough."

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