The researchers made the discovery while boring almost a kilometre into the Alpine Fault, the major tectonic boundary
between the Australian and Pacific plates running the length of the countrys South Island.
The study also found that this subduction zone was an extension of the same tectonic boundary
that caused the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, which left at least 230,000 people dead.
Nepal sits over a tectonic boundary
where the Indian Plate slips under the Eurasian Plate.
The San Andreas Fault is the tectonic boundary
between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate, and seismologists have often predicted a 'Big One' could happen in the area in the future.
The southernmost tectonic boundary
of the range is the Surghar Fault that is moderately south dipping and emplaces Jurassic rocks over the shallowly folded Siwalik Group rocks of the Punjab Foreland.
At the same time he cautioned that the northern parts of country had a proximity to the active tectonic boundary
of the Arabian and Eurasian plates that elevated the probability of greater seismicity in that region when compared to the central and southern parts.
However, the northern parts of the country have a proximity to the active tectonic boundary
of the Arabian and Eurasian plates that increases the probability of greater seismicity in this area when compared with the central and southern parts.
2003): Changes in strain trajectories in three different types of plate tectonic boundary
deduced from earthquake focal mechanisms.
The Mid-Cayman Rise is an undersea ridge at the tectonic boundary
where the North American Plate and the Caribbean Plate are spreading apart, and magma from Earth's interior wells up to form new crust at the seafloor.
ccording to the study, the answer depends upon the type of tectonic boundary
In this country there used to be a tectonic boundary
that ran right through the country, but the cracks have sealed up.
The Salton Sea geothermal field is among the world's largest and highest temperature resources because it lies directly inside an active plate tectonic boundary