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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

Winter landslide round-up

After autumn storms, a soggy winter brought even more landslides across New Zealand.

Nov 13 2017 9:30 AM

We are changing how we report earthquakes off-shore Bay of Plenty

Last week we learnt a lesson about how we report the location of earthquakes. As a result, we are in the process of modifying the way our automated system reports an earthquake in the Bay of Plenty region.

Nov 6 2017 3:45 PM

Earthquake swarm develops in outer Bay of Plenty

A moderate earthquake swarm is now under way off shore Bay of Plenty

Nov 1 2017 3:00 PM

Earthquakes near but not at White Island

Late yesterday evening a sequence of small-moderate sized earthquakes occurred about 12-15 km northeast of White Island.

Oct 30 2017 12:00 PM

From data source to data use - where does our data come from?

Follow Ben on a wee excursion out of the office to go and have a look at a couple of our network stations.

Oct 18 2017 3:45 PM