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Ten years ago New Zealand got world media attention when Mt Ruapehu started a series of spectacular eruptions through its Crater Lake. Remarkably, there were no deaths or serious injuries given that the eruptions coincided with the ski season.
Scientists, emergency managers, public, the media, and university students will gather at Whakapapa Village this weekend for an anniversary event to discuss the lessons learnt from Mt Ruapehu's eruptions 10 years ago.
A new geological map of the Waikato area shows the region in more detail than ever before. It replaces geological maps of the area, published in the 1960s, and combines a large amount of published and unpublished material, plus new research, to produce a valuable resource about Waikato geology. It is published by Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd (GNS).
Slow, silent earthquakes occurring deep under New Zealand are pushing parts of the lower North Island out of shape, scientists say.
Allan Freeth has joined the board of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd (GNS).
The Earthquake Commission’s commitment of an extra $3 million a year to GeoNet, New Zealand’s geological hazard monitoring system, will improve the country’s ability to recover from major natural disasters, says Commission Chairman Neville Young.
Advances in technology may enable some geothermal fields to double their present energy output, according to scientists at Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd (GNS).
A team of scientists from Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd (GNS) who develop x-ray-based scanning and measuring equipment have been recognised with a special business award in Wellington.
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.
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.