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Art meets Science at the Fault

10 months ago by Aliki Weststrate and Kate Boersen

A Tairāwhiti (Gisborne) region school competition is now open to raise awareness of the Hikurangi plate boundary, the largest earthquake and tsunami hazard in New Zealand.

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Multinational probe of Hikurangi subduction zone gets underway

10 months ago by John Callan

Scientists are preparing for New Zealand’s largest ever deployment of seafloor earthquake recording instruments in a bid to learn more about the earthquake behaviour of the tectonic plates beneath the...

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A wave of hazard research

10 months ago by NIWA

It is well known that earthquakes can trigger tsunami. We’ve all seen the warning signs: “If an earthquake is long or strong, get gone”.

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Understanding the Hikurangi subduction zone

11 months ago by Helen Shea and Kate Boersen

Hawke’s Bay mayors, councillors, council staff, taiwhenua representatives and Civil Defence staff from throughout New Zealand will have the opportunity to find out the most up to date information on...

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Let's Get Ready

11 months ago by Kate Boersen

The new ‘Let’s Get Ready’ programme is helping Kiwi kids and their families get ready for emergencies.

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Happy Birthday... to us!

11 months ago by Kate Boersen

East Coast LAB (Life at the Boundary) is celebrating its first birthday.

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Kaikoura quake triggered widespread slow-slip events

11 months ago by GNS Science

Last November’s magnitude 7.8 Kaikōura quake sparked a series of major slow-slip events on the shallow part of the subduction zone beneath the east coast of the North Island, new research published this week says.

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Hazards of the Hikurangi Subduction Zone

12 months ago by Kate Clark

How well will your organisation cope with a future Hikurangi subduction zone earthquake? This 1.5 day course will present state-of-the-art knowledge of Hikurangi subduction zone hazards in New Zealand, and will help you better understand how your organisation can better prepare for, and mitigate against, a future earthquake and tsunami crisis.

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The Kaikoura tsunami: another wave of research rolls in

13 months ago by GeoNet

New Zealand tsunami scientists have now published two journal papers that give a rundown on the impacts of Kaikoura tsunami.

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New evidence of Kaikoura underwater landslide found offshore Hawke’s Bay

14 months ago by Helen Shea

Scientists have found new geological evidence offshore Hawke’s Bay of sediment flows produced by underwater landslides near Kaikoura, nearly 700 km away from its source.

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