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Revelle Blog #2 Why come all this way?

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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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