Monday, 2 September 2013

Alpine Fault

Alpine Fault (Pacific Plate)

The Alpine Fault, or Pacific Plate, goes right through the middle, & then to the west, across the South Island of New Zealand, & almost touches Antarctica.

This Pacific Plate is known to many people as the Ring of Fire, because it’s surrounded by volcanoes.

It goes around the Americas, Australia & Europe, but it cuts through New Zealand. It made a mountain range through the South Island from Milford Sound to about Picton, called the Southern Alps, the ‘backbone’ of the S.I (South Island).
Holly, 2.9.13

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