Tagged: kaikōura earthquake

A bump in the night - Lately, In Science

Sarah-Jane O'Connor Sep 04, 2020

On the third of September, 2010, I – like many Cantabrians – went to sleep safe in the assumption that Christchurch ‘didn’t have earthquakes’. It was something I took quiet reassurance in: growing up in the Wellington region, where earthquake drills and talk of ‘the Big One’ were omnipresent, it was something of a novelty to live somewhere with “no … Read More

Two years on from the Kaikōura quake - News

Guest Author Nov 14, 2018

This week marks the second anniversary of the magnitude 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake that ruptured a world record 25 faults in the upper South Island. GNS Science reflects on some of the key features and implications of this complex event – and talks to principal scientist Dr Kelvin Berryman about what we’ve learned. It was New Zealand’s most comprehensively recorded earthquake. Read More

Satellite measurements of slow ground movements may provide a better tool for earthquake forecasting - Guest Work

Guest Author Oct 02, 2018

Simon Lamb, Victoria University of Wellington It was a few minutes past midnight on 14 November 2016, and I was drifting into sleep in Wellington, New Zealand, when a sudden jolt began rocking the bed violently back and forth. I knew immediately this was a big one. In fact, I had just experienced the magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura … Read More

Book review: Seabirds beyond the Mountain Crest - Scibooks

Sarah-Jane O'Connor Dec 22, 2017

Shortly after midnight on November 14, 2016, the adult Hutton’s shearwaters of the Kaikōura ranges would have been returning to their burrows when a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit. There were fears that many of the birds could have died, their burrows buried by landslides. A year on, it’s timely to have a book on these elusive birds, that live … Read More