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Latest releases and news from our newsroom

Risk of Whakaari/White Island eruption remains high - 12/12/2019

The risk of further eruptions at Whakaari/White Island is unchanged and remains high, GNS Science experts say.

Latest calculations show “medium likelihood” of Whakaari/White Island eruption - 11/12/2019

There is a “medium likelihood” of an eruption outside the vent area of Whakaari/White Island, with volcanic tremor increasing, GNS Science experts say.

Volcano Activity Bulletins

Summary of Volcano Activity Bulletins from 30/10/2019  - 11/12/2019 - 11:50 am.
See all VAB's here .

Petrosys announces acquisition of GLOBE Claritas from GNS Science

Petrosys is pleased to announce the acquisition of Globe Claritas™ Seismic Processing Software from GNS Science in New Zealand.

As greenhouse gas emissions rise, carbon fingerprint points to fossil fuels - 26/11/2019

Greenhouse gas emissions are continuing to rise, and combustion of fossil fuels is the only explanation for the changing makeup of atmospheric CO2, according to the latest figures released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Two new Royal Society Fellows for GNS Science - 21/11/2019

Earthquake geologist Kelvin Berryman and paleontologist James Crampton were today named as new Fellows of the Royal Society Te Apārangi.

New Zealand-Japan comparison may shed light on Hikurangi subduction zone

A new project at GNS Science will look at similarities between subduction zones in Japan and New Zealand to improve the understanding of the Hikurangi subduction zone along the East Coast of the North Island.

GNS Science quake project wins top award at prestigious science awards - 11/11/2019

A multi-year GNS Science programme investigating the likelihood and impacts of large earthquakes in Wellington has won the Supreme Award at the 2019 Science New Zealand National Awards.

Scientists discover what might be the world’s largest known caldera - 08/11/2019

The discovery of a mega-volcano off the Philippines coast has scientists reaching for inter-planetary comparisons – as they study what could be the world’s largest caldera.

New Marsden projects underline world-class research at GNS Science - 06/11/2019

GNS Science’s world-class research into Antarctic climate science and natural hazards has been recognised with two grants from the prestigious Marsden Fund.