Huge quake edges New Zealand islands closer together

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According to (This article and its images were originally posted on Phys.org November 24, 2018 at 10:00AM.)

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The Kaikoura earthquake raced north from the middle of New Zealand’s South Island towards Cook Strait covering 170 kilometres in about 74 seconds

A destructive earthquake that struck New Zealand two years ago has left its two main islands edging towards each other, and one city sinking, according to scientists.

But the margins are minimal with the gap between the North and South islands narrowing a mere 35 centimetres (13 and a half inches), while Nelson at the top of the South Island has sunk by up to 20 millimetres.

 

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