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Thu 2 Apr 2015, 6:30pm–8:00pm

Where: Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: tepapaevents

Hear about the deepest fault drilling ever done in New Zealand. What are the challenges of putting a borehole into a fault? What information is revealed?

The Deep Fault Drilling Project was ambitious – to drill down 1.3 kilometres into the Alpine Fault, through parts of the Pacific and Australian plates. Co-leader Rupert Sutherland explains how the project, although halted at 893 metres because of equipment failure, has yielded valuable information about earthquake processes.

Rupert Sutherland

Rupert Sutherland is a geologist at GNS Science. He specialises in tectonics and geophysics in New Zealand and Antarctica, and on the surrounding ocean floor.

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