Slow Slip Watch

Keep an eye out for slow-slip events or "silent" earthquakes showing up on our GNSS instruments.


Manawatu-Kapiti slow slip events occur at 30-40km depth every 5 years, and last 1-2 years.

10.020.030.040.050.0east (mm)20182019202020212022NLSN (Nelson) -30.0-20.0-10.00.010.0east (mm)20182019202020212022DURV (D'Urville) -80.0-60.0-40.0-20.0east (mm)20182019202020212022KAPT (Kapiti) -80.0-60.0-40.0-20.0east (mm)20182019202020212022LEVN (Moutere No.3) -40.0-20.00.0east (mm)20182019202020212022GNBK (Greenbank) -20.0-10.00.010.0east (mm)20182019202020212022WHVR (Whangaehu Valley Road) -40.0-20.00.0east (mm)20182019202020212022OHIN (Ohingaiti) -40.0-20.00.0east (mm)20182019202020212022MKNO (Makino Road)