Horizontal displacements on neotectonic maps

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Suggate, R.P.; Lensen, G.J. 1967 Horizontal displacements on neotectonic maps. Lower Hutt: New Zealand Geological Survey. Report NZGS 18; New Zealand Geological Survey immediate report EDS 2. 5 p.

Abstract: In some regions the large magnitude of horizontal displacement demands its illustration on neotectonic maps. In New Zealand, for example, the displacements at individual transcurrent faults are up to tens of kilometres; the amount of the 450 km. displacement at the Alpine Fault that can be considered ''neotectonic'' is not fully agreed (cf. Suggate 1963; Wellman, 1964). At many faults the maximum differential vertical movements are probably of the same order as the horizontal. This paper discusses both vertical and horizontal movements, although it is considered that it is the representation of horizontal movements on neotectonic maps that presents the greatest problems.