20 Apr 2021

Quake threat: Calls for buildings on Alpine Fault to be moved

From Checkpoint, 5:55 pm on 20 April 2021

There are calls for Franz Josef emergency service buildings on top of the Alpine fault to be urgently moved after research has shown the probability of a devastating quake striking the South Island over the next 50 years has more than doubled.

The study suggests a big quake could block South Island highways in more than 120 places, leave 10,000 people cut off, and cost the economy about $10 billion.

Eleisha Foon has more.