Story: Active faults

The Edgecumbe Fault (2nd of 2)

The Edgecumbe Fault

Movement on the Edgecumbe Fault during the 1987 Bay of Plenty earthquake offset this section of McCracken Road in Edgecumbe by almost 3 metres.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Active faults - What is an active fault?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 December 2023)

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