Earthquake swarms are typical of the earthquake activity in the Rotorua-Taupo area, the Taupo Volcanic Zone. In the last week they have occurred near Kawerau and Taupo.
On May 24th 1968 at 5:24 in the morning a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the West Coast of the South Island.
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
The ongoing eruption in Hawai'i this week allows us the chance to think about a similar event here in New Zealand.
The heavy rain in Rotorua District over the weekend created and reactivated several collapse holes. We have a look at how these things form.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.