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Earthquake swarm in Northland

GeoNet has registered 39 earthquakes clustered in an area of the Hauraki Gulf to the east of Whangarei since December 26, 2018. The largest of these quakes was a M4.1 on February 10, 2019.

4 days ago

Cliff Collapse at Cape Kidnappers

Landslides are one of the geohazards that GeoNet monitors and last week our landslide team responded to a cliff collapse event at Cape Kidnappers that injured two people.

2 weeks ago

Whanganui Earthquake Q & A

After last night's quake we thought we'd answer some of your questions about what happened and give an explanation for the multiple reported quakes.

3 weeks ago

The National Geohazards Monitoring Centre Te Puna Mōrearea i te Rū is live!

GNS Science has opened the National Geohazards Monitoring Centre – powered by GeoNet.

Last month

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

The water level in the crater lake at Whakaari/White Island 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.

2 months ago

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?

3 months ago

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?

3 months ago

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?

3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

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.

3 months ago