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Volcano web cameras make great weather cameras

GeoNet web cameras capture many images of our volcanoes and the clouds that form around them - some even look like eruptions.

Sep 18 2017 12:00 PM

Ruapehu Crater Lake (Te Wai-a-Moe): Lake temperature peaks at 43 °C marking end of heating cycle

The Crater Lake (Te Wai-a-Moe) at Mt Ruapehu occupies the active vent-crater. Recently the lake has been through a heating episode.

Sep 12 2017 3:30 PM

GeoNet data used to produce state-of-the-art slow slip earthquake models

Last November’s magnitude 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake caused a series of major slow slip earthquake events beneath and offshore the North Island - and we have state-of-the-art models to show what was going on.

Sep 12 2017 11:15 AM

Predicting tsunamis: A fascinating skill that our scientists are experts at

How our scientists accurately predicted the arrival time of tsunami waves to NZ shores in the wee-hours of this morning is pretty impressive. You may be interested how they did it? Find out more in the following.

Sep 9 2017 2:07 PM

M8.2 Mexico earthquake: Tsunami beach and marine warning cancelled

A beach and marine tsunami warning is no longer in effect for New Zealand following the 8.2M Mexico earthquake

Sep 8 2017 5:30 PM

Can practice foresee reality? The uncanny timing of Exercise Tangaroa

Just over a year ago, at 4:37am on the 2nd of September 2016 people in towns along the East Cape of the North Island were woken with a rumbling jolt.

Sep 8 2017 3:49 PM

Whakaari cools down

Declining activity has allowed the GeoNet scientists to access the active crater area for the first time since late 2015. We have been able to sample the Crater Lake and gas from the active vents.

Aug 23 2017 1:00 PM

Our latest website update: a feast of geodetic data brought to you in bite sized snacks

Our new website has way more guts to do things faster, and this means our team can deliver new and interesting features. The new geodetic data interface (which went live on Monday) is one such feature and is sure to excite our data enthusiastic followers!

Aug 18 2017 10:00 AM

Taupo mildly shaken by earthquakes overnight.

Around 11 pm last night a small sequence of earthquakes occurred north of Taupo, concentrated in the Wairakei Geothermal Field. They were widely felt in Taupo. Small earthquakes are common in the Rotorua-Taupo area, known as the Taupo Volcanic Zone.

Aug 9 2017 9:30 AM

Autumn landslide round-up

Our landslide scientists have been so busy this year that we’re only just getting autumn’s landslide round-up out, and it’s almost spring! The theme of autumn’s round-up can be summarised in three words: lots of rain.

Aug 7 2017 2:00 PM