New Zealand Primary Site


The New Zealand primary site exhibits a wide range of fault slip and volcanic phenomena with significant variation along-strike in a small, compact setting. Excellent exhumed exposures of arc crust and accretionary prism, a zone of active subduction initiation, and significant new government investments in onshore and offshore scientific infrastructure make New Zealand an exciting site for GeoPRISMS research. From north to south, the New Zealand primary site includes the Puysegur Ridge (subduction initiation), Puysegur Trench (subduction), Fiordland (exhumed arc crust), Hikurangi Trench (subduction), the Taupo Volcanic Zone (arc and rift volcanism), the southern Kermadec Arc (subduction), and the Havre Trough (back-arc rifting).

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