Kōrero: Historic earthquakes

Geological effects (1 o 2)

Geological effects

Geologist Horace Fyfe travelled around the Buller region by bicycle, studying the effects of the 1929 Murchison earthquake. This rupture on the White Creek Fault, in the upper Buller Gorge, offset the road by 4.5 metres. Fyfe is standing on the road on the upper side of the fault scarp.

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GNS Science
Reference: 7620b
Photograph by M. Ongley

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 1929 Arthur’s Pass and Murchison earthquakes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4494/geological-effects (accessed 20 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 28 Mar 2011, updated 1 Nov 2017