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Strong Earthquake strikes South Island

The M5.5 earthquake occurred 15 km north of Milford Sound at 12km deep, 10:35pm on Monday 12th August 2019.

Last week

Earthquakes south of New Zealand

On 4 August 2019 two large earthquakes occurred south of New Zealand in the Snares Islands/Tini Heke.

2 weeks ago

Skiing Mt Ruapehu: What you should know about the volcano

The snow at Mt Ruapehu attracts excited skiers and boarders, some of whom may not know that it is one of New Zealand’s most active volcanoes!

4 weeks ago

Christchurch quakes within aftershock probabilities

Today’s M3.9 earthquake in Christchurch was the largest in the city in the past 12 months and the third quake in the wider city area of between M3 and M4 this month.

Last month

Lake Taupo earthquake swarm

Earthquake activity near Lake Taupo usually gets people’s attention. Here’s some information about the latest swarm. Let’s be clear though, New Zealand’s favourite volcano is not about to erupt!

Last month

We know you don’t like our ghost quakes, so we are fixing that for you

Good-bye ghost quakes! Starting next week, every quake listed on our website/app will have been reviewed by one of our Geohazards Analysts – that way only real quakes get reported.

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Sampling the inaccessible: A drone at work on Whakaari/White Island

Last month volcano monitoring staff used a drone, or UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) to collect water samples from Whakaari/White Island’s Crater Lake, enabling the team to take the pulse of the volcano in a unique way.

Last month

Slow-slip event off the east coast has now finished

Earlier this year, GeoNet’s GPS network recorded a large slow-slip event off the east coast of the North Island. Since about early June, this activity has tapered off.

Last month

Volcanic Alert Bulletin
Whakaari/White Island Volcanic Alert Level lowered to 1

Whakaari/White Island shows lower level of gas emissions and the Volcanic Alert Level is lowered to 1.

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An update on Whakaari/White Island

On 26 June the Volcanic Alert Level of Whakaari/White Island moved from level 1 to 2. Here, we answer some questions about this change and what we currently know about Whakaari.

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