Hawke’s Bay people had the opportunity to learn more about New Zealand’s largest fault, the Hikurangi subduction zone last week.
East Coast LAB (Life at the Boundary) alongside the New Zealand Geoscience Society, GNS & NIWA hosted a public presentation at Napier War Memorial Conference Centre on Wednesday 28 November from 6 – 8pm.
Leading scientists Dr Kate Clark, Dr Laura Wallace and Dr Dan Basset of GNS Science and Dr Alan Orpin of NIWA presented the latest scientific research into New Zealand’s largest and most active fault, that lies only 15 kilometres beneath our feet here in Napier.
They explained what they currently know about the Hikurangi subduction zone, and the the potential it has for large earthquakes and tsunami that could impact the Hawke's Bay region. They also explained the latest work on slow slip earthquakes offshore the east coast, and discussed a number of other diverse scientific research projects currently underway.
Kate Boersen of East Coast LAB says “It was a great opportunity for the Napier and Hastings communities to learn more about the science involved, and how we are coming to understand more and more about the risks the Hikurangi subuction zone poses.”
Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the East Coast Life at the Boundary to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, East Coast Life at the Boundary shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. East Coast Life at the Boundary cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.
© East Coast Life at the Boundary - www.eastcoastlab.org.nz / 06 835 9200 / firstname.lastname@example.org