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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