Preparing for the Big One

May 17, 2022

Over the last 8000 years, there has been a major earthquake on the Alpine Fault roughly every 300 years. The last one? 1717. You do the math. In this series we explore what a magnitude 8 rupture will mean for the South Island and whether the West Coast as we know it will survive. Full immersive feature at

Public Interest Journalism funded by NZ On Air in association with North & South Magazine and produced by Vanishing Point Studio

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