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Monitoring Earthquakes

Earthquake monitoring in New Zealand is undertaken by GNS Science’s GeoNet Project which provides a broad-based, around-the-clock monitoring system and a modern data management centre.

Why do we monitor earthquakes?

To provide warning of any future seismic activity so that appropriate steps can be taken to reduce the risk to lives and property.

Seismograph monitoring at Craters of the Moon near the Wairakei Geothermal area.

Seismograph monitoring at Craters of the Moon near the Wairakei Geothermal area.

How do we monitor earthquakes?

Other earthquake questions

Visit our GeoNet site to see up-to-date earthquake monitoring!