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The unwelcome South American visitor: 150 years on from one of New Zealand's largest recorded tsunamis

This week we are remembering the New Zealanders who were lost or affected by the 1868 Arica tsunami

Aug 13 2018 10:00 AM

Tech Tales: One of our most important tsunami gauges just got an upgrade!

Every 10 years or so we upgrade our network of tsunami gauges (pressure sensor sites). Recently it was time for our North Cape site to receive its upgrade and so we sent the best technicians for the job, Conrad and Dave.

Aug 10 2018 4:30 PM

Hydrothermal eruptions: when geothermal systems get annoyed

What are hydrothermal eruptions all about, is that normal for a geothermal system?

Jul 24 2018 3:00 PM

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