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Alpine Fault, New Zealand, 2009
The Alpine Fault is a strike-slip fault that runs nearly the entire length of New Zealand's south island. There is a significant reverse component of displacement creating the Southern Alps on the east side of the fault. The last large earthquake was 1717 AD.

Pseudotachylytes, Harold Creek

Franz Josef glacier

The Alpine Fault slip surface, Guant Creek

The Alpine Fault near Hare Mare Creek

Hare Mare Creek

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