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White Island (Whakaari) Crater Lake could reach overflow in mid-2019

The water level in the crater lake at White Island (Whakaari) has risen around 10 metres so far in 2018. If it continues to rise at the same rate it will start to overflow around mid-2019.

Nov 29 2018 11:00 AM

Kaikōura two years on: What’s changed in our field network since?

In the days following the Kaikōura quake our field technicians installed over 20 new instruments in the upper South Island to help us better locate the many aftershocks and see how the land was moving. What have we done since then?

Nov 16 2018 3:20 PM

Kaikōura two years on: How have the aftershocks played out?

It was New Zealand’s most complex earthquake ever recorded, with more than 20 faults rupturing. Our seismologists have prepared aftershock forecasts for the region since the quake. So, two years on, how are they stacking up?

Nov 15 2018 5:40 PM

Kaikōura two years on: How prepared are Kiwis?

It was a scary time, and many New Zealanders rushed to update their emergency preparedness plans. But how can we make sure people stay prepared?

Nov 14 2018 4:15 PM

Kaikōura two years on: Playing the long game with landslides

Hazards from landslides triggered by the M7.8 Kaikōura quake will continue to pose a threat for many years as loose sediment remains in the hills and valleys. Two years on, our scientists are still studying the effects of this huge quake.

Nov 13 2018 3:50 PM

Kaikōura two years on: The changed landscape

The M7.8 Kaikōura earthquake produced 25 fault ruptures and was one of the most complex earthquakes ever recorded worldwide. We take a look back at the last two years at how the surface ruptures have changed over time and what the landscape looks like now.

Nov 12 2018 4:05 PM

Tech Tales: Raoul Island Revisited

To round out the week that started with World Tsunami Awareness Day, we thought it fitting to share about our field technicians’ latest trip to our northernmost tsunami gauge site, Raoul Island.

Nov 9 2018 4:30 PM

A fresh new look – new app version released today

More than a quarter of a million Kiwis have our app on their mobile devices, and it continues to be the most authoritative source of geohazard information in New Zealand.

Nov 8 2018 3:18 PM

Large, deep M6.2 earthquake has struck Central North Island

A M6.2 earthquake has struck 25 kilometres south-west of Taumarunui at 3.13pm. Tuesday 30 October.

Oct 30 2018 4:00 PM

Why do we make earthquake forecasts?

GNS Science has been producing earthquake forecasts since the late 1990s, but it wasn’t until the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes that people really took notice of them.

Oct 18 2018 4:00 PM