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R/V Tangaroa returns to the Hikurangi subduction zone in search of slow slip

R/V Tangaroa returns to the Hikurangi subduction zone in search of slow slip

18 October 2021

A team of scientists are at sea off the coast of Gisborne onboard NIWA research vessel Tangaroa, deploying sensors ...

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Electrical conductivity of seafloor unlocks new knowledge of slow-slip earthquakes

Electrical conductivity of seafloor unlocks new knowledge of slow-slip earthquakes

7 October 2021

Scientists find that extinct, undersea volcanoes impact subduction zones and the earthquakes that occur there.

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1 in 4 chance of a magnitude 8  Hikurangi subduction zone earthquake in the next fifty years

1 in 4 chance of a magnitude 8 Hikurangi subduction zone earthquake in the next fifty years

22 July 2021

Scientists say there is 26% chance of a magnitude 8 earthquake occurring on the southern portion of the Hikurangi s...

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