New Zealand faces ‘deadly 9.0 magnitude EARTHQUAKE after ancient fault line awakens’

Monday, November 27, 2017
By Paul Martin

NEW ZEALAND could be in the firing line of a devastating tsunami and earthquake after the awakening of a dormant fault line, a geologist warns.

Mon, Nov 27, 2017

The long-dormant Hikurangi fault line was recently re-energised and could now produce a deadly magnitude 9.0 earthquake.

GNS scientist Ursula Cochran said: “We need to think Japan 2011 basically, because if our whole plate boundary ruptured it would be a magnitude-9 earthquake.”

The geologist has claimed that the fault line is moving again following the deadly Kaikōura quake in 2016.

New Zealand sits along the fault line between the Australian Plate and the Pacific Plate leaving it susceptible to quakes.

A quake on the boundary could cause a tsunami comparable to the horror wave that killed 16,000 people in Japan and caused a nuclear meltdown.

Kaikōura earthquake, which reactivated the fault line, took two lives when it hit New Zealand but there could be much worse to come, Ms Cochran warns

She said: “One thing about reflecting on the Kaikōura earthquake is we don’t want people to think this is the big one.”

The epicentre of the quake could hit anymore along the eastern coastline of the northern island of New Zealand and parts of the south.

The tsunamis can lead to a much larger loss of life than the earthquake itself.

Ms Cochran said: “We know from tsunami modelling (of) the Hikurangi subduction zone that the travel times could be very short, so seven minutes for some of the south Wairarapa coast.”

The Rest…HERE

Leave a Reply

Join the revolution in 2018. Revolution Radio is 100% volunteer ran. Any contributions are greatly appreciated. God bless!

Follow us on Twitter