Seismic Risk in NZ May Be Greater Than Thought

New Zealand’s worst earthquake fear confirmed by sediment survey.

New Zealand’s worst earthquake fears might be a real possibility. The first geological evidence of a huge megathrust earthquake crossing fault boundaries there is giving credence to worst case scenarios of a potential magnitude 8.9 quake.

More about this study is on the website of the NZ GNS.

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Thanks to Franklin McDonald for the citation to the article and to  Ian McLean for the NZ organizational link.

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