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Haast quake biggest shallow quake this year - 03/05/2005

Today's magnitude 6 earthquake near Haast is the largest shallow earthquake to occur in New Zealand this year, Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd (GNS) said.

Rich spoils for NZ-US undersea expedition - 22/04/2005

New Zealand and American scientists are due in Tauranga this weekend for a stopover part-way through a major expedition to explore active submarine volcanoes in the Kermadec Arc, northeast of White Island.

Sub to explore New Zealand undersea volcanoes - 04/04/2005

New Zealand and American scientists have joined forces to explore some of the world's most active undersea volcanoes along the Kermadec Arc, northeast of the Bay of Plenty.

NZ scientists accurately estimates size of tsunami - 31/03/2005

A New Zealand scientist accurately estimated the height of a tsunami that hit a group of sparsely populated islands to the west of Sumatra this week, before reports filtered through that a tsunami had occurred.

Fossil book published after 50 year wait - 18/03/2005

A new book on fossils found in Southland could spark debate on where New Zealand was on the globe 200 million years ago.

Asian tsunami damage prompts rethink in NZ - 28/02/2005

A tsunami similar in size to the Boxing Day event in the Indian Ocean would devastate many coastal parts of New Zealand and overwhelm civil defence, according to Hugh Cowan who led a New Zealand team to Thailand in January. The scale of the damage has prompted a re-evaluation of tsunami hazards in New Zealand.

NZ tsunami team heads to Thailand - 19/01/2005

A group of New Zealand scientists, earthquake engineers, and emergency managers will head to Thailand this weekend to learn about the impact of the Boxing Day tsunami.

Scientists gather to weigh analytical methods - 18/01/2005

Sixty scientists from 15 countries are in Wellington this week to discuss new developments and applications in accelerator-based analytical techniques in the biomedical and environmental sciences.

Boxing Day 2004 Asian tsunami link - 26/12/2004

Due to the constantly changing nature of events concerning the Asian Tsunami, GNS recommends http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ 2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake as the best resource for information on the tsunami.

Large offshore quake felt widely in South Island - 24/11/2004

A large earthquake that occurred under the sea southwest of Invercargill this morning was felt throughout much of the lower half of the South Island.