International Federation of Digital Seismograph Networks

XO (2010-2010): Deep Fault Drilling Project, Alpine Fault, New Zealand: Whataroa-Wanganui Passive Seismology Experiment 2010

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FDSN code XO (2010-2010) Operated by Victoria University of Wellington
Network name Deep Fault Drilling Project, Alpine Fault, New Zealand: Whataroa-Wanganui Passive Seismology Experiment 2010 (DFDP10/VicU) Deployment region New Zealand
Start date Jan. 1, 2010 End date Dec. 31, 2010
Short description

The Alpine Fault is a globally significant plate-boundary fault that is thought to fail in large earthquakes (magnitude ~7.9) every 200400 years and to have last ruptured in 1717. Ongoing uplift along the Alpine Fault has rapidly exhumed rocks from depths of as much as 30 km, providing a young (<1 Myr), well-preserved, and globally unique sample of mid-crustal structures currently active at depth. a team of researchers proposed an ambitious experiment involving drilling into, sampling, and monitoring the Alpine Fault to investigate fault zone evolution, earthquake processes, and interaction between mineralizing fluids and fractured rocks.

Citation Information

Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.7914/SN/XO_2010
Citation
John Townend, Martha Savage, Tim Stern, Cliff Thurber, Stefan Buske (2010): Deep Fault Drilling Project, Alpine Fault, New Zealand: Whataroa-Wanganui Passive Seismology Experiment 2010. International Federation of Digital Seismograph Networks. Other/Seismic Network. 10.7914/SN/XO_2010

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