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NZ's next large Alpine Fault quake is likely coming sooner than we thought, study shows

By Jamie Howarth, Senior lecturer, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington
Rupert Sutherland, Professor of tectonics and geophysics, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington
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New Zealand's Alpine Fault has ruptured in a major earthquake on average every 250 years. New research shows a 75% chance of the next one within 50 years, and it's likely to be magnitude 8 or more.


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