Kōrero: Active faults

The Alpine Fault (1 o 2)

The Alpine Fault

The Alpine Fault splits the South Island in two, and forms the abrupt western edge of the Southern Alps. It passes offshore in South Westland (bottom left), and is responsible for the almost straight edge of Fiordland.

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NASA Visible Earth
Reference: MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Photograph by Jeff Schmaltz

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Active faults - New Zealand’s longest active faults', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4366/the-alpine-fault (accessed 20 August 2022)

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