The Wellington Fault is about 50 per cent less likely to rupture in the next 100 years than previously thought. Scientists have been working on a research project called It’s Our Fault. They have found that the fault, regarded until recently as primed and capable of producing a big earthquake fairly soon, has longer quiet spells between big ruptures than was generally accepted.

But earthquakes will still occur and the need to be prepared remains the same.

Residents Association’s interactive map of the location of the rupture zone through Thorndon.