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Rocked and Ruptured Geological Faults in New Zealand by Jefley J Aitken, Published by Reed & Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences, 2004, Softcover. Pgs 88, maps, diagrams, tables, colour photos, glossary, references, acknowledgements.

Condition: In near new condition. Minor fold crease rear bottom corner of cover. No markings or inscriptions within, clean and bright throughout.

Them rocks, they just a-keep right on a-moving ... and, to cut a geologically eternal story short, Them earthquakes keep right on a-happening. New Zealand has more than 150 geological faults that are known to be active; many of them twitch repeatedly and around 200 earthquakes a year are big enough to be felt. Rocked and Ruptured investigates where New Zealand's main faults lie and explores the consequences of this country's location astride the boundary between two tectonic plates. Tectonic forces create the faults and their associated earthquakes and account for New Zealand's volcanoes, geothermal activity and mountain chains. This book gives comprehensive yet easy-to-read explanations about how and why faults occur, their impact on the environment when they shake and shudder, how they are recorded and what past events can tell us about future movements of the earth. Contents include:
Rocked and ruptured, The big picture, Plates and quakes, Subjection, Side by side, Life on the edge, The final straw, Waves that quake the earth, Magnitudes and intensities, Earthquake magnitude, Earthquake intensity, Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MM), Richter and the magnitude scale, Is there one true magnitude?, Faults and frailties, Normal faults, Reverse faults, Strike-slip faults, Dips and strikes, Paleoseismology, National deformation, Confess our faults, Axial Tectonic Belt, Taupo Volcanic Zone, Nelson—Westland, Otago—Southland, Canterbury—Chathams, The quiet province, Helpful hardware, Finding the focus, Occur, recur, recurrent?, Hazards and risks, Earthquake prediction for beginners. Please click here to ask a question
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