New Zealand Active Faults map

Interactive web map

This map portrays surface traces of New Zealand's onshore active faults at a scale of 1:250,000.


Active faults in New Zealand are defined as those that have ruptured and/or caused ground deformation during the last 125,000 years (except for in the Taupo Volcanic Zone, where the definition of activity is restricted to the last 25,000 years).

Mapping layers include: Active faults, fault sense, recurrence interval, last event, slip rate, single event displacement, Territorial Authority and Regional Authority.

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