Tagged: seismology

New Zealand quake study reveals ruptures can be much bigger than we thought possible - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 27, 2017

By Stephen Hicks, University of Southampton No one could have expected what was to hit New Zealand in 2016. The country is certainly no stranger to being shaken up by moving tectonic plates. Yet on November 14 2016, it was struck by what may be the most complex rupture ever recorded, overshadowing even the highly destructive sequence of … Read More

What happened in New Zealand’s magnitude 7.5 earthquake - Guest Work

Guest Author Nov 15, 2016

Brendan Duffy, University of Melbourne and Mark Quigley, University of Melbourne At least two people have died in the magnitide 7.5 earthquake that struck New Zealand’s South Island early on Monday, local time. Preliminary modelling suggests that the earthquake was caused by a rupture of a northeast-striking fault that projects to the surface … Read More

NZ Earthquake – international scientists react - News

John Kerr Nov 14, 2016

In the aftermath of this morning’s 7.5-magnitude earthquake there has been a solid effort by researchers and authorities to provide timely information to an understandably worried New Zealand public. The most up-to-date source of information on the situation is GeoNet, which is providing updates on aftershock sequences and likelihood estimates of future scenarios. In the most recent news update on the GeoNet … Read More

Rumble in the Kermadec trench - Visibly Shaken

Peter Griffin Aug 17, 2010

As NIWA faced a scurrilous legal challenge over its climate data yesterday, its scientists were getting on with business, releasing details of the partial collapse of an undersea volcano in New Zealand waters. As the Herald reports: A volcanic cone on Rumble III, 200km northeast of Auckland, had crumbled. The volcano’s highest point had dropped 90m further below … Read More