A NZ Herald article.
Scientists have revealed the earliest-known stirrings of New Zealand’s big-risk Alpine Fault, in a study that could hold implications for plate tectonics globally.
The new findings have shed new light on some of the first stages of the fault, at a time the Southern Alps hadn’t yet risen from the Earth.
We know the Alpine Fault today as a major geological hazard and an on-land boundary – stretching 600km up the spine of the South Island – of the constantly-scrumming Pacific and Australian tectonic plates.
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