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Fault ruptures, 2016 Kaikōura earthquake (1st of 3)

Fault ruptures, 2016 Kaikōura earthquake

Along the Leader Fault south-west of Kaikōura there was up to 3 metres of vertical movement.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - Marlborough earthquakes – 2013 and 2016', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/46858/fault-ruptures-2016-kaikoura-earthquake (accessed 6 June 2020)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 28 Mar 2011, updated 1 Nov 2017