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

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The most dangerous fault line on the island of New Zealand is the Alpine Fault. It is approximately 80 miles northwest of the islands main city of Christchurch. Research published in the prestigious journal Science, co-authored by University of Nevada, Reno's Glenn Biasi and colleagues at GNS Science in New Zealand, shows that very large earthquakes have been occurring regularly on the Alpine Fault along the southwest coastline of...

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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. The two small countries are separated by the 1,400-mile-wide Tasman Sea, which means the 12-inch scoot in New Zealand's southwest will not make too much of a difference. However, according to earthquake scientist Ken Gledhill, the shift reveals the phenomenal force of the tremor. "Basically, New Zealand just got a little bit bigger is another way to think about it," he told AFP....

2008-10-01 15:00:44

By WINDER, Virginia This article was written by a contributor. It is not to be reproduced without permission from the Taranaki Daily News and charges may be incurred. ------------------------------------------------------------ NEW Zealand is the land of plenty. The challenge now is to use what we've got, says GNS principal scientist Ian Graham. He is the editor of a just- released book called A Continent on the Move: New Zealand Geoscience into the 21st Century. The 387-page book...


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