Story: Active faults

Wellington Fault in the Hutt Valley (3rd of 3)

Wellington Fault in the Hutt Valley

This view shows the Wellington Fault, which forms a sharp edge to the Hutt Valley, with Petone and Lower Hutt at centre left of the photograph. The eastern (nearer) side of the Wellington Fault has subsided, and has been filled with gravel from the Hutt River.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Active faults - New Zealand’s longest active faults', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 March 2024)

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