Story: Active faults

Ostler Fault: complex fault scarp (2nd of 2)

Ostler Fault: complex fault scarp

On another part of the Ostler Fault the zone of deformation is distributed over a broad zone, with two distinct ruptures and bending of the ground surface.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Active faults - Building on or near active faults', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

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