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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

White Island (Whakaari): Monitoring team checks out the volcano before the summer break

As 2017 comes to an end, the GeoNet's volcano monitoring team recently made a series of visits to White Island, this being the last detailed assessment of New Zealand's most active volcano before the summer break.

Dec 22 2017 4:00 PM

An unusual event affected the Kermadec region and northern New Zealand on Friday 8th December

The GeoNet tsunami gauge network recorded small tsunami waves shortly after seismic waves were generated in the Kermadec region – the cause of the seismic waves and the tsunami has been a bit mysterious but our scientists are on the case.

Dec 22 2017 3:30 PM

LINZ PositioNZ-RT streaming latencies reduced up to 90%! Just in time for Christmas.

GeoNet runs the PositioNZ network of Continuously Operating GNSS/GPS Reference Stations on behalf of Land Information New Zealand (LINZ), and the real-time streaming of data from these stations just became a whole lot faster!

Dec 20 2017 10:00 AM

See our updated earthquake forecasts and check out the links for more information on how you can prepare for earthquakes and tsunamis

Some people feel better when we share our earthquake probabilities, others don’t and that’s okay – the important things are to be aware, understand what they mean and know what to do.

Dec 19 2017 11:45 AM

Some facts about the Hikurangi subduction zone - New Zealand’s largest plate boundary fault

There has been a lot of attention on the Hikurangi subduction zone – we want people to be aware of the fault and know its potential for future earthquakes and tsunamis

Nov 29 2017 5:05 PM

A year on, how is the Kaikōura aftershock sequence playing out compared to Darfield?

Following Tuesday’s one year anniversary of the M7.8 Kaikōura earthquake, our scientists have a few observations about how the aftershock behaviour of the M7.8 Kaikōura and the 2010 M7.1 Darfield (Canterbury) earthquakes compare.

Nov 22 2017 2:00 PM

Work in progress: Magma shutdown and database reshuffle, a metadata reboot is underway.

Metadata web app., Magma, and our old network maps are being discontinued today, but never fear - updates are here!

Nov 17 2017 5:00 PM

GeoNet News: A Kaikōura special edition

The latest issue of our GeoNet News magazine has been released with all the science updates a year on from Kaikōura.

Nov 14 2017 1:30 PM

One year on from the Kaikōura earthquake and tsunami

The shadow of the Kaikōura earthquake and tsunami has dominated our year here at GeoNet. I feel for the many people dealing with the consequences in the region of the earthquake, from Waiau all the way up the east coast to Seddon and Ward.

Nov 14 2017 9:00 AM