New Zealand

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  • Created on: 20-10-15 13:33
New Zealand lies on the 'Pacific Ring of Fire'
Lies at the margin between the Indo-Australian Plate and the Pacific Plate
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New Zealand has a Complex Tectonic Setting
The Pacific Plate is being subducted under the Indo-Australian Plate
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The Subduction Zone terminates around 275km of the North East of Christchurch
The direction of the margin changes due to a Fault Zone in the South Island
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The Fault Zone runs from North East to South West
It runs through the Southern Alps
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The main Fault Zone is made up of the Alpine Fault
Just north to Christchurch is a complex area of faulting called the Malborough Fault Zone
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The main movement further South seems to be Transform Faulting
Transform or Lateral Faults are often found at Conservative Plate Margins
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Darfield Quake had a magnitude of 7.1
The Earthquake had formed what is known as the Greendale Fault
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The Greendale Fault is now thought to be between 25-30km long
During the Darfield Quake the land above slipped laterally by up to 4 meters
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The Pacific Plate is being subducted under the Indo-Australian Plate

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New Zealand has a Complex Tectonic Setting

Card 3

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The direction of the margin changes due to a Fault Zone in the South Island

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Card 4

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It runs through the Southern Alps

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Card 5

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Just north to Christchurch is a complex area of faulting called the Malborough Fault Zone

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