Kōrero: Earthquakes

Faults in central New Zealand

Faults in central New Zealand

This satellite image of central New Zealand highlights the main mountain ranges, which are bounded by major faults. Many of the faults in Marlborough (lower right) control the location of the major rivers, showing up here as straight valleys.

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NASA-Johnson Space Center
Reference: International Space Station Crew Earth Observations Experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Group, ISS006-E-40141

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Earthquakes - Seismic activity in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4410/faults-in-central-new-zealand (accessed 28 February 2020)

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