Map of the 2010 Greendale Fault surface rupture, Canterbury, New Zealand: Application to land use planning

P. Villamor, N. Litchfield, D. Barrell, R. Van Dissen, S. Hornblow, M. Quigley, S. Levick, W. Ries, B. Duffy, J. Begg, D. Townsend, T. Stahl, E. Bilderback, D. Noble, K. Furlong, H. Grant

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Abstract

Rupture of the Greendale Fault during the 4 September 2010, M w7.1 Darfield (Canterbury) earthquake produced a zone of ground-surface rupture that severely damaged several houses, buildings and lifelines. Immediately after the earthquake, surface rupture features were mapped in the field and from digital terrain models developed from airborne Light Detection and Ranging (lidar) data. To enable rebuild decisions to be made and for future land use planning, a fault avoidance zone was defined for the Greendale Fault following the Ministry for the Environment guidelines on 'Planning for the Development of Land on or Close to Active Faults'. We present here the most detailed map to date of the fault trace and describe how this was used to define and characterise the fault avoidance zone for land use planning purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-230
Number of pages8
JournalNew Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics
Volume55
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes

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    Villamor, P., Litchfield, N., Barrell, D., Van Dissen, R., Hornblow, S., Quigley, M., Levick, S., Ries, W., Duffy, B., Begg, J., Townsend, D., Stahl, T., Bilderback, E., Noble, D., Furlong, K., & Grant, H. (2012). Map of the 2010 Greendale Fault surface rupture, Canterbury, New Zealand: Application to land use planning. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 55(3), 223-230. https://doi.org/10.1080/00288306.2012.680473