The water level in the crater lake at White Island (Whakaari) 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.
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?
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?
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?
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.
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.
To round out the week that started with World Tsunami Awareness Day, we thought it fitting to share about our field technicians’ latest trip to our northernmost tsunami gauge site, Raoul Island.
More than a quarter of a million Kiwis have our app on their mobile devices, and it continues to be the most authoritative source of geohazard information in New Zealand.
A M6.2 earthquake has struck 25 kilometres south-west of Taumarunui at 3.13pm. Tuesday 30 October.
GNS Science has been producing earthquake forecasts since the late 1990s, but it wasn’t until the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes that people really took notice of them.