Kōrero: Geology – overview

The Alpine Fault

The Alpine Fault

The Alpine Fault is remarkably straight, bisecting the South Island and forming the western edge of the Southern Alps, as illustrated in this digital terrain model. It was not recognised until 1941 because the area was rugged and isolated, and earlier generations of geologists did not have the advantage of having an aerial view.

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Eileen McSaveney and Simon Nathan, 'Geology – overview - New Zealand – a geological jigsaw puzzle', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/map/8283/the-alpine-fault (accessed 12 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney and Simon Nathan, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006