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  • Cliff face near Gaunt Creek, Westland -Alpine Fault hanging wall
    Rights: Dave Prior Published 29 February 2012 Size: 68 KB Referencing Hub media

    The reverse fault motion of the Alpine Fault means that one side is raised up over time to form a hanging wall (as shown by this cliff face near Gaunt Creek, Westland). The hanging wall contains rocks that were once underground. Over millions of years, the uplift of the hanging wall has formed the Southern Alps.

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