Story: Historic earthquakes

Movement along the Papatea Fault (2nd of 3)

Movement along the Papatea Fault

The Papatea Fault starts offshore and extends inland across the route of the South Island's main trunk railway line and State Highway 1 north of Kaikōura. It moved more than 7 metres during the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake.

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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/46860/movement-along-the-papatea-fault (accessed 28 May 2020)

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