Drone's Eye View of New Zealand Earthquake Fault Ruptures

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These are two splendid flyovers of some spectacular ground ruptures along faults in New Zealand's 14 November 2016 earthquake (M 7.8). I wish I could say I took them, but no, instead they were flown by GNS Science in New Zealand.

The Kekerengu Fault, which helps make up the Marlborough Fault System in the northeastern portion of New Zealand’s South Island experienced as much as 10 m of lateral offset, and 2 m of vertical offset. This was the most of any of the six faults that ruptured in the earthquake. The video above shows only a portion of the 30 km section that that ruptured.

The Papatea Fault, which cuts through Waipapa Bay north of Kaikoura also showed dramatic surface expression as it raised the shore platform by nearly 6 m creating a small lagoon, and left the road and railroad tracks completely displaced. This footage can be seen below.
 

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