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Uncovering the secrets of the Pakuratahi Valley

7 hours ago by Kate Boersen

Researchers are collecting clues in the Pakuratahi Valley to determine when past Hikurangi subduction zone earthquakes and tsunami have occurred in Te Matau-a-Māui Hawke’s Bay.

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Hikurangi subduction zone emergency planning toolbox launched

3 days ago by Rachel Schicker

“There’s no avoiding the fact that all of Aotearoa New Zealand is at risk of earthquakes, and all of our coasts are at risk of tsunami.

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A Lot On Our Plates’

26 days ago by Earthquake Commission

Aotearoa New Zealand is a land shaped by immense plate boundary forces. Now, a new education campaign wants to make Kiwis more aware about the risk those forces pose and...

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Leading NZ scientists coming to a home near you

37 days ago by Natasha Blunden and Rachel Schicker

Scientists will beam their way into Kiwi’s homes next month, thanks to the 2020 East Coast LAB virtual talk series hosted on the East Coast LAB Facebook page.

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Lessons learnt in New Zealand from 1960 Chile tsunami

43 days ago by Kate Boersen and Rachel Schicker

Sixty years ago, a tsunami caused by a magnitude 9.5 earthquake in southern Chile struck New Zealand – ultimately leading to the country’s first formalised tsunami warning system being put...

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East Coast shellfish unlock earthquake history

44 days ago by Earthquake Commission (EQC)

New EQC-funded research will enable scientists to pinpoint with more accuracy the frequency and size of large past earthquakes and tsunamis on the east coast of the North Island.

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Digging for earthquake evidence

4 months ago by Kate Boersen

Scientists searching for evidence of past earthquakes have dug a 90 metre long trench in Aramoana, southern Hawke’s Bay.They selected the site at Aramoana as it has been uplifted in...

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CANCELLED: Scientists to share latest Hikurangi subduction zone findings

4 months ago by Kate Boersen

This event has unfortunately been CANCELLED.

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NIWA Intern Blog: Studying the seafloor

4 months ago by Tayla Hill

Scientists who study the seafloor use a wide range of data to get a more complete picture of complex natural processes and systems. For seismic related research along the Hikurangi...

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NIWA Intern Blog: A summer analysing seafloor organisms

4 months ago by Tess Thomson

Kia ora koutou katoa. Ko Tessa Thomson tōku ingoa, Nō Ngāti Tukorehe ahau.

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