Story: Active faults

Tree ring evidence of fault movement (1st of 2)

Tree ring evidence of fault movement

These men are taking a sampling from tilted trees near the Alpine Fault, to obtain evidence of changes in tree-ring growth. Small core samples are taken with an auger drill.

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Department of Geology, University of Otago
Photograph by Alan Cooper

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Active faults - New Zealand’s longest active faults', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 April 2024)

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