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.
How do we monitor earthquakes?
- Seismic activity
- Ground deformation
- Can earthquakes be predicted?
- Earthquake weather?
- How long do earthquakes last?
- Why are aftershocks recorded?
- What is the difference between magnitude and intensity?
- The Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale
- The Richter Magnitude Scale
- Does the direction of rupture influence the size of the impact in different places?
Visit our GeoNet site to see up-to-date earthquake monitoring!