In a recent Press Opinion piece, earthquake and tectonic expert Dr. Kevin Furlong explained the distribution of aftershocks following the Darfield earthquake, and why we shouldn’t be surprised by what we have learned, and felt, so far. His article can be viewed by clicking the following link: Dr Furlong, Opinion piece.
Kevin Furlong is a Professor of Geosciences at Penn State University, and is currently a visiting Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury. Dr. Furlong was in Canterbury on the 4th of September, 2010, and was one of the first scientists in the field after the magnitude 7.1 earthquake. Dr. Furlong’s public lecture after the earthquake was attended by hundreds of people, as was a subsequent lecture by University of Canterbury Geological Sciences Professor Dr. Mark Quigley. Both lectures may be linked here: