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Seafloor methane seeps and submarine landslides

6 days ago by NIWA

A chance discovery off the Gisborne coast five years ago is prompting a NIWA scientist to find out more about the link between a field of methane seeps bubbling out...

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Gisborne & Wairoa to learn about latest Hikurangi subduction zone research

49 days ago by Kate Boersen

Four of the country’s leading scientists will share the latest research into New Zealand’s largest and most active fault in public talks in Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay in August.

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Tairāwhiti students poised for earth movements

4 months ago by Rachel Schicker

Students from five Tairāwhiti schools will get a chance to bring science to life in the coming weeks and months as they wait for the earth to move.

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Unlocking the secrets of the Hikurangi subduction zone

5 months ago by Kate Boersen

Four of the country’s leading scientists will share the latest research into New Zealand’s largest and most active fault in public talks in Wairarapa and Wellington this month.

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Hikurangi subduction earthquakes: Stitching the evidence together

5 months ago by Ursula Cochran

Beneath the North Island of New Zealand there is a restless sleeper. Usually the sleeper is just breathing deeply but sometimes they twitch with a bad dream, or rearrange an...

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Slow slip earthquake occurring right now off the East Coast

5 months ago by Kate Boersen

A slow slip earthquake is currently taking place off the coast of Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay along the Hikurangi subduction zone, according to GNS Science and GeoNet.

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Compelling Hikurangi Response Plan video released, highlights need for Kiwis to prepare

5 months ago by East Coast Life at the Boundary

New Zealand sits on a subduction zone just like Japan does, and people should be prepared for the next large earthquake and tsunami.

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Scientists say practise and record your tsunami hīkoi

6 months ago by Kate Boersen

Scientists and researchers are encouraging Napier communities to help improve tsunami evacuation planning in their area by practising their tsunami hīkoi and recording their routes and times on a free app.

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Revelle Blog #16 The Journey Home

7 months ago by Alec Yates

We’ve arrived back in Wellington to finish the US research ship Roger Revelle’s New Zealand tour. This was the last of three research voyages studying New Zealand’s largest fault, the Hikurangu subduction zone.

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Revelle Blog #15 One Final Stop

7 months ago by Alec Yates

Alec Yates is a Research Assistant at Victoria University of Wellington. He is currently working and reporting on the research occurring along the Hikurangi subduction zone on board the US...

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