Friday, 9 March 2018

Kaikoura Quake

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New Zealand's largest fault line is more active than scientists previously thought and could generate "mega thrust" earthquakes up to magnitude 9.0, and giant tsunamis. A year after the magnitude-7.8 2016 Kaikoura earthquake, scientists fear that it wasn't "the big one". The Hikurangi fault abduction zone, which spans offshore from the east of Gisborne to around Kaikoura and the top of the South Island, had been thought dormant before the massive Kaikoura tremor, Fairfax reports. I think that all of these earthquakes are very important and that people should be aware of when it is going to happen. 

1 comment:

  1. This was very interesting, how would people find out if an earthquake is going to happen?