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The Alpine Fault: when AF8 goes big!

The content for this completed Alpine Fault trip is available for ongoing use.

Explore the Alpine Fault, one of Earth's most impressive geological features, where a big earthquake happens about every 300 years and where one is likely in our lifetimes. Find out about AF8, a coordinated programme to get us us better prepared.

Aotearoa sits on the boundary between the moving Pacific and Australian Plate. These plates continue to shape our amazing landscape, creating spectacular mountains, valleys and lakes. Discover the power of these geological forces as you look at the evidence left behind in the Franz Josef | Waiau landscape.

During this trip, natural hazards experts will take you to remote locations to help you understand what causes earthquakes, landslides and tsunami and how you can manage the risk of these events.

Google Earth tour.
Follow the trip on Google Earth
Live and recorded web conferences.
Join or replay live web conferences
Reading material, narrations and interactive quizzes for learners.
Read, listen, quiz yourself
Meet your experts.
Meet Shelley and the scientists
Watch videos shot on location.
Watch the latest Alpine Fault videos
Teaching material.
For teachers: curriculum & resources

This trip is supported by EQC - Earthquake Commision | Kōmihana Rūwhenua.