Story: Active faults

The Wellington Fault (1st of 3)

The Wellington Fault

Extending northwards from Cook Strait (lower left), the active Wellington Fault cuts across the Wellington region and along the western edge of Wellington Harbour and the Hutt Valley.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Active faults - New Zealand’s longest active faults', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 February 2024)

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