It's Our Fault Hikurangi Subduction Zone hazard: south Palliser Bay Holocene marine terraces

Nicola J. LItchfield, Andrew Howell, Kate J. Clark & Genevieve Coffey
The Greater Wellington region sits above a currently locked part of the Hikurangi Subduction Zone (interface) and, to date, no unequivocal evidence for past subduction earthquakes has been found in the region. In this study, we investigate Holocene marine terraces along the south Palliser Bay coast to test if they were uplifted in earthquakes on the Palliser–Kaiwhata Fault in the Pacific Plate or the Hikurangi subduction interface. Up to four low-lying marine terraces were mapped...
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