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Why are the felt reports so far from the earthquake's epicentre?

We’ve had quite a few questions come through about why the felt reports for Sunday’s M4.3 quake weren’t located closer to the earthquake’s epicentre.

Jul 10 2018 3:00 PM

GeoNet Quake Drums: Is it an earthquake? Is it a truck? No, it’s the Foo Fighters!

Reading a quake drum can be a bit tricky unless you know what you’re looking for.

Jun 22 2018 4:00 PM

Earthquake swarms near Kawerau and Taupo

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.

Jun 6 2018 8:50 AM

The M7.1 Īnangahua earthquake - 50 years ago today

On May 24th 1968 at 5:24 in the morning a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the West Coast of the South Island.

May 24 2018 10:00 AM

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