UC geologists investigate surface faulting from Kaikoura earthquake

26 April 2017

Geological Sciences staff and postgraduates have been in the field investigating surface faulting caused during the Kaikoura earthquake.

  • Road cracked from Kaikoura earthquake

Staff and graduate students from the Department of Geological Sciences have been carrying out reconnaissance investigations of the surface faulting associated from the November 15, 2016, magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake. 

Limited road access has meant that the efforts have been concentrated in the North Culverden Basin and along the Inland Route as far as Mount Lyford. 

Read the full report here [PDF 2.30MB].