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Thursday 25 May 2017 Celebrating 25 years of exotic cliff-hangers and plot twists, Shortland Street, a 25-year running New Zealand based soap opera, pulled out all the stops, including a volcanic eruption for its 25th anniversary show. And what was GeoNet’s part in all of this? Well, six weeks ago our volcano team, were approached by a research-writer of the show, asking for some guidance.…
Multiple “ghost quakes” have appeared on our seismic sensors after the 6.9 Kermadec Islands earthquake http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000rkg5#summary (revised from 7.2) shook Raoul Island earlier this morning (24 June 2014).  What is a “ghost quake”? “Ghost” quakes appear on our network typically after a large regional source earthquake.…
22/05/2017 10:00 a.m. We’ve been busy crunching the numbers based on all the seismic activity in the aftershock area of November’s Kaikōura Earthquake.  The expected numbers of earthquakes have dropped since the last forecast.  There is now a 11% chance of one or more M6.0-6.9 earthquakes occurring within the next month; this has decreased from 13% from our last forecast (19 April 2017).  We like this downward movement in our forecast; it is good step in the right direction.…

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