GeoNet web cameras capture many images of our volcanoes and the clouds that form around them - some even look like eruptions.
The Crater Lake (Te Wai-a-Moe) at Mt Ruapehu occupies the active vent-crater. Recently the lake has been through a heating episode.
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.
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.
A beach and marine tsunami warning is no longer in effect for New Zealand following the 8.2M Mexico earthquake
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.