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Revelle Blog #2 Why come all this way?

10 months ago by Dr. Claire McKinley

We are on the New Zealand subduction zone to study the causes of earthquakes in the region. A subduction zone is where one tectonic plate subducts, or is forced below, another. They are also where the biggest earthquakes and tsunamis occur.

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Revelle Blog #1 To sea we go

10 months ago by Dr. Claire McKinley

We have finally departed Wellington aboard the US research vessel Revelle, on its second of three voyages studying the Hikurangi subduction zone. A subduction zone occurs where one plate dives under, or subducts below, another plate.

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Preparing for the big one on the Hikurangi Subduction Zone

11 months ago by East Coast LAB (Life at the Boundary)

Planning for a rupture of New Zealand’s largest fault - the Hikurangi subduction zone - has kicked into motion, with scientists certain it’s a case of when, not if.

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More Kiwis getting emergency message

11 months ago by Hon Kris Faafoi (Minister of Civil Defence)

Almost twice as many people received the test Civil Defence emergency alert to their mobile phone at its last test – meaning more New Zealanders than ever are capable of...

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