Kōrero: Active faults

White Creek Fault, Murchison

White Creek Fault, Murchison

During the Murchison earthquake of 17 June 1929, a section of the White Creek Fault ruptured, producing a scarp over 4.5 metres high in the upper Buller Gorge. A few days later these motorists surveyed the fault scarp, which was an obstacle until the road was realigned.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Frederick Nelson Jones Collection (PAColl-3051)
Reference: 1/2-026321

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Active faults - What is an active fault?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4353/white-creek-fault-murchison (accessed 3 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2017