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GeoNet Evolving - Two Weeks With Our Refreshed Website

It's over two weeks since the updated GeoNet website went live. Over one million views is a win!

Taupo shaken from both sides

Taupo has been shaken by earthquakes from two locations today.

A Visually Impaired Perspective on Mapping Colour Schemes

For those of us who can’t tell the difference between pink and red, red and green – a predicament many kiwi lads (and ladies) find ourselves in – the concept of a rainbow coloured intensity scale is a slippery one.

10 June 1886: Tarawera eruption

131 years ago today the largest historic eruption in New Zealand's history occurred, claiming 106 lives.

Turangi (Kuharua) Earthquake swarm update

At the end of March, we reported how the swarm activity about 10 km west of Turangi (near Kuharua lava dome) had restarted with 249 locatable earthquakes occurring in the previous week.

Introducing GeoNet’s new website!

Over the past few months, we’ve been busy developing our new website. We will be launching it on 1 June!

Explosive Shortland Street’s 25th Anniversary Show includes a volcanic eruption: is this a thing?

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.

Looking ahead: M7.8 Kaikōura aftershock forecasts

The expected numbers of earthquakes continue to drop. There is now a 18% chance of one or more M6.0-6.9 earthquakes occurring within the next two months.

How robust are our volcano monitoring networks?

Here at GeoNet we like to test the performance of our network under difficult circumstances.

Message from the GeoNet Director: Five months on, Kaikoura eq and tsunami are still teaching us

Five months later, on the verge of winter, we are still in the thick of the science generated from the Kaikoura earthquake.