Story: Active faults

Alpine Fault offshore from Fiordland (2nd of 2)

Alpine Fault offshore from Fiordland

Offshore investigations have allowed the Alpine Fault to be accurately mapped immediately west of Fiordland. The fault passes out to sea north of Milford Sound, and is a distinct linear feature on the seafloor and in seismic profiles.

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Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Active faults - Building on or near active faults', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 October 2023)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2017