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Along the Alpine Fault Helps Build Seismic Strain (EOS Press release)

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Detailed analysis of cores drilled through New Zealand's most dangerous on-land fault indicates that its permeability and strength are altered by mineral precipitation between seismic events. Find out more in this EOS Press release

The press release is for this recently published paper:

  • Boulton, C., Menzies, C.D., Toy, V.G., Townend, J., Sutherland, R., 2017. Geochemical and microstructural evidence for interseismic changes in fault zone permeability and strength, Alpine Fault, New Zealand. Geochemistry, Geophys. Geosystems 18, 238–265. doi:10.1002/2016GC006588