New Zealand's Islands Are Moving Closer Together

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Saturday, December 1, 2018
Islands of New Zealand as seen from satellite

A major earthquake that occurred two years ago caused New Zealand's South Island and North Island to move closer together.

Two years later it's still happening.

The two islands are now 35 cm closer to each other. When the earthquake happened it tore apart 25 fault lines. 

Residents cannot feel the movement. Over time the movement will cease.

New Zealand experiences more than 15,000 earthquakes each year.

The Team

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