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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,…
The HMNZS Canterbury has departed for the Kermadec Islands (1000 km NE of Auckland) transporting 60 personnel and about 15 tonnes of equipment and building materials to Raoul and Curtis Islands. Included in this large group are two GeoNet teams and a GNS Science team. GeoNet in collaboration with DOC and LINZ operate a variety of equipment on Raoul Island. We have a regional seismic station (RIZ), the regional GPS station RAUL, VSAT communications and tide gauges at two sites,…
21/02/2017 We get asked two questions a lot: what is an earthquake forecast and why do I need to know about it? Answering that second part quickly: some people need to know this for their work, some people are interested as to what we think could happen next, while others just want to move on and not hear about earthquakes anymore. But, for those of you who want more detail, we thought we’d take a moment and answer some questions about the forecasts.…

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