14 April 2017
Vol 356, Issue 6334

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COVER Earthquake uplift across the coastal platform at Waipapa Bay, off New Zealand's South Island. The Papatea fault is one of more than a dozen faults that ruptured during the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake. Observations show this to be one of the most complex earthquakes ever recorded, challenging our assumptions about the degree to which earthquake ruptures are controlled by fault segmentation. See page eaam7194.
Photo: © Andrew Spencer Photography