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New Evidence For Regular Magnitude 8 Earthquakes On Alpin Fault
2012-07-27 13:21:39

The most dangerous fault line on the island of New Zealand is the Alpine Fault.

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2009-08-05 14:24:51

New Zealand is the site of one of the world's youngest subduction zones, where the Pacific Plate of Earth's crust dives beneath the Australian Plate

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2009-07-22 13:55:17

A recent 7.8 earthquake in New Zealand actually moved the country closer to Australia, scientists said Wednesday.


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gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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