Late Holocene uplift of beach ridges at Turakirae Head, south Wellington coast, New Zealand

  title={Late Holocene uplift of beach ridges at Turakirae Head, south Wellington coast, New Zealand},
  author={Mauri McSaveney and Ian J. Graham and John Begg and Alan G. Beu and Alan G. Hull and Kyeong Ja Kim and Albert Zondervan},
  journal={New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics},
  pages={337 - 358}
Abstract Holocene terraces at Turakirae Head on the south coast of the North Island, New Zealand, record four recent earthquakes from simultaneous rupture of the Wairarapa Fault and flexure of the Rimutaka Anticline. The lowest tread and riser is the modern marine platform and storm beach that began forming when the area was raised during the Mw 8.2 Wairarapa earthquake of AD 1855 January. The remaining chronology is established by radiocarbon dating, in situ 10Be surface‐exposure dating, and… 
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