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New Zealand Active Faults DatabaseEntry ID: GNS_Faults
Abstract: The Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS) maintains the New
Zealand Active Faults Database. This database has been designed to hold all
data collected from investigations of active faults. Along with the locations
of active faults, the Active Faults Database contains the results from field
measurements of offset features, trenching, and dating. It also stores
interpretation of these ... results in the form of the average fault recurrence
interval, slip rate, and date of last movement. This detailed information,
which is collected at many points along a fault, has been summarized and
presented here for each fault.
Whilst the maps of fault locations presented on these pages are derived from
detailed location data, the fault features have been generalized to assist
presentation. The maps should be treated as overview maps only. They should not
be used for as a substitute for detailed mapping.
The Active Faults Database is a growing database and will be subject to change
as new information becomes available and new interpretations are developed.
Consequently information presented on these pages will also change.
[Summary provided by the Institute of Geologic and Nuclear Science.]
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: New Zealand Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences
Dataset Title: New Zealand Active Faults Database
Dataset Publisher: New Zealand Institute of Geological and Nuclear SciencesOnline Resource: http://data.gns.cri.nz/af/index.jsp
LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHOLOGY > TECTONIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > FAULT MOVEMENT
SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > STRAIN
SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > STRESS
SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS
SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > PLATE BOUNDARIES
ISO Topic Category
Quality GNS does not warrant or represent that the Active Faults Database is accurate
or complete nor fit for any purpose. GNS does not except any liability for any
damage resulting from the use of the database displayed via this website. The
map interface page of this website has a scale limitation of 1:100,000. Contact
GNS when you need more detailed spatial information.
Use Constraints The active fault data displayed on this website cannot be used for commercial
purposes including but not limited to reselling and/or providing technical
services based on the data. Contact the Institute of Geological and Nuclear
Sciences (GNS) when you want to use the data for commercial purposes.
Acknowledgement of the source (i.e. GNS) is required for all other purposes.
Data Set Progress
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Global Change Master Directory
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-12-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-04-10