Latest Alpine Fault Stories
The most dangerous fault line on the island of New Zealand is the Alpine Fault.
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
A recent 7.8 earthquake in New Zealand actually moved the country closer to Australia, scientists said Wednesday.
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