Hemmed in by hills, the main routes out of Wellington city run along the narrow western edge of the harbour, beside the Wellington Fault. In a major earthquake, the city could be cut off from help, with drastic consequences. Recognition of this led to the strengthening of the motorway flyover (foreground) in the 1990s.
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