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SSE_CrossSection.jpg Cross-section showing where the slow slip (brown to yellow patches) is happening at the boundary between the Australian and Pacific Plates. Bottom right insert  shows a map view of the slow slip areas. Some of you will remember the slow-slip events that we observed on the Hikurangi subduction plate boundary following the M7.8 Kaikoura earthquake using the GeoNet GPS network.…
The residents of the Turangi-Waihi-Pukawa-Omori area have also been experiencing earthquakes over the last few weeks. A swarm has been on going to the west of there since Monday 13 February http://info.geonet.org.nz/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=21200901. To date GeoNet has recorded and located 879 earthquakes in this swarm, the largest event is a M3.8 on 21 February at 9.35 pm http://www.geonet.org.nz/quakes/region/newzealand/2017p138806.…
The focus for our landslide team over the last four months has been mapping landslides in North Canterbury, Kaikoura and Marlborough from the M7.8 Kaikoura earthquake.  By mid-March they had mapped nearly 5,000 landslides from aerial photos and satellite imagery.  You'll be able to read more in our earthquake landslide update later this week, including some great before and after data from the partial collapse of one of the landslide dams. But in the meantime,…

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