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Landslides reported from media sources during December 2014. Wednesday 31 December On the West Coast, SH 7 was closed for about an hour by a landslide in Lewis Pass.
Overnight the GeoNet seismometer network in the Rotorua area recorded a swarm of small earthquakes near Lake Rotomahana. We have been able to locate 19 of the events. Their magnitudes ranged from M1.4 to M2.5, while the depths ranged between 9 and 5 kilometres. Volcanologist Brad Scott commented that this is very typical of the earthquake activity in this area. Swarms are often characterised by no one main or large event, with many of the events being about the same size.…

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