New Zealand's capital city lies within the earthquake-generating collision zone between two of the Earth's great tectonic plates, and sits on top of one of the zone's most active geological faults - the Wellington Fault.
The Wellington Fault forms distinctive landscape features running right through the central city. Intensive research has been done to understand the nature of the fault and the best ways to reduce possible earthquake damage and loss.
- Wellington's Shaky Foundations
- How often do earthquakes occur along the fault?
- How much do the Wellington fault lines move?
- What would a major Wellington earthquake be like?
- How do we know which fault is most likely to rupture next in Wellington?
Check out our Wellington Fault video here