Story: Active faults

Greendale Fault (2nd of 2)

Greendale Fault

Part of dead-straight Highfield Road shifted a number of metres sideways along the Greendale Fault during the 2010 Darfield earthquake.

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Reference: Grant Wilson Darfield Photograph 080

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Active faults - What is an active fault?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2023)

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