Today’s M3.9 earthquake in Christchurch was the largest in the city in the past 12 months and the third quake in the wider city area of between M3 and M4 this month.
Earthquake activity near Lake Taupo usually gets people’s attention. Here’s some information about the latest swarm. Let’s be clear though, New Zealand’s favourite volcano is not about to erupt!
Good-bye ghost quakes! Starting next week, every quake listed on our website/app will have been reviewed by one of our Geohazards Analysts – that way only real quakes get reported.
Last month volcano monitoring staff used a drone, or UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) to collect water samples from Whakaari/White Island’s Crater Lake, enabling the team to take the pulse of the volcano in a unique way.
Earlier this year, GeoNet’s GPS network recorded a large slow-slip event off the east coast of the North Island. Since about early June, this activity has tapered off.
Whakaari/White Island shows lower level of gas emissions and the Volcanic Alert Level is lowered to 1.
On 26 June the Volcanic Alert Level of Whakaari/White Island moved from level 1 to 2. Here, we answer some questions about this change and what we currently know about Whakaari.
Whakaari/White Island is experiencing moderate volcanic unrest and the Volcanic Alert Level is raised to Level 2.
Earlier this month, our landslide team travelled to Kaiwhata River in Wairarapa where a landslide had dammed the river causing a sizeable lake to form. The dam has since failed and around 1,100,000m3 of water flowed downstream over a couple of hours.
The Kermadec Islands region north of New Zealand is quite a seismically active place. Here’s more information about quakes in this region and what it means for you.