Greendale Fault

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The Greendale Fault is an active seismic fault in the middle of New Zealand's South Island. This was one of the main faults that caused the Canterbury Earthquake of 2010.

Canterbury earthquake[edit]

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake,[1][2] occurred on the Greendale Fault at 4:35 am on 4 September 2010 local time (16:35 3 September UTC).[1] The quake caused widespread damage and several power outages, particularly in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand's second largest city.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "New Zealand earthquake report - Sep 4, 2010 at 4:35 am (NZST)". GeoNet. Earthquake Commission and GNS Science. 4 September 2010. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Magnitude 7.0 - South Island of New Zealand: Details". United States Geological Survey. 3 September 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Massive 7.4 quake hits South Island". Stuff.co.nz. 3 September 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-09-06. Retrieved 3 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Strong earthquake rocks New Zealand's South Island". BBC News. 3 September 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2010.