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How many GeoNet staff does it take to upgrade a network site?

When you get a Science Operation Specialist, a Data Management Specialist, two Field Operation Technicians, myself…and when there’s nice weather and a helicopter involved – you’d be surprised

May 11 2018 1:00 PM

The current eruption of Kīlauea: could it happen in Auckland?

The ongoing eruption in Hawai'i this week allows us the chance to think about a similar event here in New Zealand.

May 8 2018 1:50 PM

The Grand Canyon of Rotorua – a subterranean landslide in volcanic soil along an earthquake fault

The heavy rain in Rotorua District over the weekend created and reactivated several collapse holes. We have a look at how these things form.

May 4 2018 1:00 PM

Never miss a GeoNet news story again

We’ve added a new feature to the GeoNet Apple (iOS) and Android apps so you can be notified as soon as we write a news story.

Apr 19 2018 11:08 AM

Improvements to earthquake plots for the volcano team arrive on the GeoNet website

Much of the information and tools that our duty teams use is exactly the same as what you see on the GeoNet website. The volcano team have recently updated the way they view earthquakes near our active volcanoes, resulting in a new look for earthquake data

Apr 10 2018 12:00 PM

Upcoming CWB Switch-Off is about keeping up with global best practice

We are constantly modernising our seismic data services here at GeoNet to keep up-to-date with international standards. GeoNet’s CWB is reaching its End-Of-Life and will be replaced with FDSN web services by 31 July.

Apr 5 2018 2:00 PM

Tech Tales: Tim and Kris' Raoul Island Odyssey

Raoul Island provides a ‘network node’ that is fundamental to GeoNet’s data quality, but it throws GeoNet’s technical team plenty of logistical challenges when it comes to site maintenance.

Mar 26 2018 5:30 PM

White Island (Whakaari); Crater Lake reforming and an earthquake swarm. Overall the volcano remains quiet.

GeoNet monitoring teams visited White Island last week and found it quiet. Over the weekend a small earthquake swarm has occurred nearby. No changes in activity are apparent after the swarm.

Mar 19 2018 4:00 PM

Gita vs Alison, and the effects on the Kaikoura coast

As another ex-tropical cyclone, Hola, grazed the country this week, we look back a few weeks to one that trampled over the top of us, Ex-Tropical Cyclone Gita, and back even further to Ex-Tropical Cyclone Alison, which hit 43 years ago this week

Mar 16 2018 2:30 PM

Krakatau out-booms Taupo Caldera to take the 2018 Volcano Cup

The noisy Krakatau won out with his big 1883 bang and continuous smouldering to grab Twitter’s Volcano Cup out of Taupo’s grasp early this morning.

Mar 3 2018 11:00 AM