Rocked and ruptured : geological faults in New Zealand

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Aitken, J.J. 1999 Rocked and ruptured : geological faults in New Zealand. Auckland: Reed. 88 p.

Abstract New Zealand has more than 150 geological faults that are known to be active; many of them twitch repeatedly and around 200 earthquakes a year are big enough to be felt. Rocked and ruptured investigates where New Zealand's main fault lie and explores the consequences of this country's location astride the boundary between two tectonic plates. Tectonic forces create the faults and their associated earthquakes and account for New Zealand's volcanoes, geothermal activity and mountain chains (auth)

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