Sunday, November 20, 2016

5.5 Meters!

The northeast coast of New Zealand's South Island near Kaikoura jumped out of the sea with the recent 7.8M earthquake. There is a small piece of the coast that rose a shocking 5.5 meters:

A piece of coastline rose around 5.5 metres during the Kaikoura earthquake, startling survey teams measuring the extent of uplift caused by the magnitude-7.8 quake a week ago.

The amount of uplift along the coastline was highly variable, GeoNet said.

"The startling uplift of ~5.5m at Waipapa Bay is a localised block pushed up between two traces of the Papatea Fault and is thankfully not representative of the whole coastline."

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