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2017 in review – and where is GeoNet heading in 2018?

We are thankful that 2017 was relatively uneventful. With no earth-bending earthquakes like the M7.8 Kaikoura earthquake we could focus on getting more of the fascinating science out to our followers and look at where GeoNet is heading in 2018.

Feb 21 2018 12:00 PM

Taupo Volcano gets to represent New Zealand in Volcano Cup 2018

Taupo was voted in to represent New Zealand in the preliminary VolcanoCup round and is today facing the world in ‘Round 1’ of the group eliminations.

Feb 17 2018 8:30 AM

50 years of trusty service ends for the DOME (DRZ) seismograph site

This month the Department of Conservation (DOC) will be removing the Dome Equipment Shed from Mt Ruapehu. This area has been the home to seismic sensors for over 50 years, recording the heartbeat of Ruapehu Volcano.

Feb 15 2018 10:00 AM

2017 - and in particular spring - landslide round-up

2017 certainly was a year of two halves for rainfall in New Zealand, and the landslides that come with it.

Feb 12 2018 2:00 PM

Volcano Cup fever about to take hold in New Zealand!

Do you find volcanoes fascinating? We do here at GeoNet. Right now there's a whole lot of scientists, teachers and students talking about volcanoes on Twitter and voting for their favorites - you can join in and vote for yours too!

Feb 5 2018 3:30 PM

We know long or strong, get gone. But what about tsunamis when the earthquake is far away and we don't feel it?

In light of last week’s M7.9 Aleutian Island earthquake in Alaska, we thought it might be worth having a look at how we monitor for tsunamis coming from across the Pacific Ocean.

Feb 3 2018 1:00 PM

Weekend swarm in Porangahau

This weekend has been an active one for earthquakes around the coastal Hawkes Bay town of Porangahau.

Jan 28 2018 12:30 PM

M7.9 Gulf of Alaska Earthquake

MCDEM and GNS Science have assessed that there is no tsunami risk to New Zealand.

Jan 23 2018 11:38 PM

Data Gaps, why are you seeing some lately on the volcano stations

For those of you closely following the earthquake drum plots you will have noticed some have gone offline for a half a day or so recently. This is due to network upgrades and equipment replacements.

Jan 23 2018 4:30 PM

2017 a quiet year for the New Zealand volcanoes

2017 was marked by no eruptions from any of the active volcanoes in New Zealand; however we did see some volcanic unrest. It is not unusual for an active volcano to show signs of unrest and not follow through with an eruption.

Jan 9 2018 10:00 AM