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Landslide dam at Kaiwhata River

A team of our landslide experts travelled to a landslide that has dammed the small Kaiwhata River in Wairarapa this week.

Last week

Volcanic Alert Bulletin
Earthquake activity near Whakaari/White Island decreases

The earthquake swarm near Whakaari/White Island which started May 23 continues but has decreased in intensity and numbers. The swarm has not resulted in any increase in volcanic activity or landsliding on island.

Last week

Volcanic Alert Bulletin
Local earthquake swarm near Whakaari/White Island

A local earthquake swarm near Whakaari/White Island started on Thursday. Over the past 24 hours the rate and magnitude of earthquakes has increased. The swarm does not appear to be linked to volcanic unrest but may result in increased landslide risk on island.

3 weeks ago

Last night’s M5.1 quake off the east coast of the North Island

Last night’s M5.1 quake off the east coast of the North Island in the subducting Pacific Plate was similar to past earthquakes in this area.

Last month

Are you prepared for a natural hazard event?

We know that a damaging event could happen anywhere in New Zealand at any time. Are you ready for it?

Last month

Volcanic Alert Bulletin
Te Wai ā-moe, Mt Ruapehu crater lake is starting to cool and seismic activity decreases.

The period of high lake temperatures at Te Wai ā-moe (Crater Lake), Mt Ruapehu along with moderate levels of volcanic tremor has now passed. We are now moving away from a range of higher probability of eruption in this heating phase. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at 1.

Last month

East Coast slow-slip event update

This is an update on the east coast slow-slip event that our scientists have been monitoring since late March 2019.

Last month

Volcanic Alert Bulletin
Whakaari/White Island crater lake level drops and is unlikely to overflow

As at April 13, 2019 the crater lake is about 13 metres below overflow, which is 2 metres lower than the peak level reached earlier this year in January.

Last month

Volcanic Alert Bulletin
Te Wai ā-moe, Mt Ruapehu: Increases in lake temperature and seismic activity

We are recording another phase of high lake temperatures at Te Wai ā-moe (Crater Lake), Mt Ruapehu along with moderate levels of volcanic tremor. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at 1.

2 months ago

Slow-slip event off the coast of Gisborne

Scientists have been monitoring a slow-slip event that started in the last week off the east coast near Gisborne.

2 months ago