The devastating Kaikoura Earthquake, which struck New Zealand in 2016, led to discussions among scientists internationally as to why it ruptured more than 17 active faults but did not break some others in the area of the quake.
Now, according to the Earthquake Commission (EQC), Structural Geology professor Andy Nicol, of the University of Canterbury, is being funded to study this mystery, and what it could mean for forecasting future earthquakes.
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