Tagged: gisborne

Slow-slip event off the coast of Gisborne - News

Guest Author Apr 05, 2019

Dr Laura Wallace Scientists have been monitoring a slow-slip event that started in the last week off the east coast near Gisborne. Slow-slip movement model showing direction of movement of GeoNet GPS sites and amount of displacement at the plate boundary. So far we’ve recorded 10-15 cm of movement at the red area. Slow-slip events are quite common in … Read More

The secret of connecting communities with science - Infrequently Asked Questions

Lynley Hargreaves Feb 16, 2017

Professor Hamish Spencer When the remote and rural Tolaga Bay community approached Allan Wilson Centre scientists about a tree planting project in 2011, an amazingly successful partnership began. The project blossomed in scope. It normalised a scientific approach across the community. Funding was lost, but other funding gained, and some of the collaborations continue to this day. Professor Hamish … Read More

Extensive seafloor investigations to begin off NZ coast next year - News

Erica Mather Jun 02, 2016

The world’s largest geoscience programme has confirmed after years of planning that a series of unprecedented investigations of the seafloor will take place off New Zealand’s coast between 2017 and 2018. Hundreds of scientists from 26 countries including New Zealand form the International Ocean Discovery Programme (IODP) who announced this week that JOIDES Resolution , a research … Read More

Shallowest slow-motion earthquake recorded off NZ - News

Erica Mather May 06, 2016

BREAKING: Scientists from New Zealand and overseas have recorded a slow-motion earthquake below the seafloor off the coast of Gisborne. This unprecedented study contributes crucial information to the understanding of earthquake and tsunami risk for New Zealand and worldwide. For the first time, scientists have recorded detailed, centimeter-level movement beneath the seafloor in area called the Hikurangi subduction zone. Read More