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Tatiana GodedSeismic Hazard Modeller




Seismology - Source to Surface

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Tatiana Goded is a Seismologist, specialised on Seismic Hazard. Her main research topics are macroseismology, shaking layers, historical seismicity and vulnerability analysis of heritage buildings. She is an expert on assigning intensities from online felt reports. She is the administrator of GeoNet’s “Felt Classic” and “Felt Detailed” felt reports. She is currently the Project Leader of the “Shaking Layers” project, a collaborative project between GeoNet, GNS Science, the NGMC and MBIE Endeavour R-CET project, whose aim is to provide near real-time shaking intensity maps following a damaging earthquake in New Zealand, to be used by emergency managers and decision-makers. She is passionate about her job and loves to work for the benefit of the New Zealand people.


  • BSc, Physics
  • MSc, Geophysics
  • PhD, Physics

Areas of expertise

  • Geophysics: Seismology
  • Geophysics: Earthquake vulnerability studies
  • Geophysics: Seismic microzoning
  • Geophysics: Strong motion accelerogram analysis
  • Geophysics: Microtremor analysis
  • Geophysics: Historical seismicity
  • Geophysics: Macroseismic scales
  • Engineering: Heritage buildings vulnerability
  • Geophysics: Earthquake Felt Reports
  • Geophysics: Shaking intensity maps
  • Geophysics: ShakeMaps

Major Publications

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  • Burlotos, C.A.G.; Walsh, K.Q.; Goded, T.; McVerry, G.H.; Brooke, N.J.; Ingham, J.M. 2022. Seismic zonation and default suites of ground-motion records for time-history analysis in the South Island of New Zealand, Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering 55(1): p. 25-42. DOI: 10.5459/bnzsee.55.1.25-42.
  • Lang, J.; Baker, J.; Williams, P.W.; Rowland, J.; Clark, K.J.; Howarth, J.D.; Hellstrom, J.; Cross, T.; Goded, T. 2021. Macro-characterisation of cave damage for palaeoseismological investigations in regions of low strain: A case study from central–western North Island (Waitomo caves), New Zealand, Quaternary Science Reviews 272: article 107202. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2021.107202.
  • Moratalla, J.M.; Goded, T.; Rhoades, D.A.; Canessa, S.; Gerstenberger, M.C. 2021. New Ground Motion to Intensity Conversion Equations (GMICEs) for New Zealand, Seismological Research Letters 92(1): p. 448-459. DOI: 10.1785/0220200156.
  • Goded, T.; Tan, M.L.; Becker, J.S.; Horspool, N.A.; Canessa, S.; Huso, R.; Hanson, J.; Johnston, D.M. 2021. Using citizen data to understand earthquake impacts : Aotearoa New Zealand’s earthquake felt reports, Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies 25(3): p. 61-78.
  • Goded, T.; Gerstenberger, M.C.; Stirling, M.W.; Cousins, W.J.; Canessa, S. 2019. High-intensity assignments for the 22 February 2011 Mw 6.2 Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, earthquake : a contribution toward understanding the severe damage caused by this event, Seismological Research Letters 90(4): p. 1468-1482. DOI: 10.1785/0220180385.
  • Goded, T.; Horspool, N.A.; Canessa, S.; Lewis, A.E.; Geraghty, K.; Jeffrey, A.; Gerstenberger, M.C. 2018. New macroseismic intensity assessment method for New Zealand web questionnaires, Seismological Research Letters 89(2A): p. 640-652. DOI: 10.1785/0220170163.
  • Goded, T.; Lewis, A.; Stirling, M.W. 2018. Seismic vulnerability scenarios of Unreinforced Masonry churches in New Zealand, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering 16(9): p. 3957-3999. DOI: 10.1007/s10518-018-0351-7.
  • Goded, T.; Beaupre, A.; DeMarco, M.; Dutra, T.; Gogichaishvili, A.; Haley, D.; Hyman, A.; Calvetti, N.K.; Potter, J.; Coomer, M.A.; Wright, K.C.; King, A.B. 2017. Understanding different perspectives on the preservation of community and heritage buildings in the Wellington Region, New Zealand, Natural hazards 87(1): p. 185-212. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-017-2759-9.
  • Goded, T.; Horspool, N.A.; Canessa, S.; Gerstenberger, M.C. 2017. Modified Mercalli intensities for the M7.8 Kaikoura (New Zealand) 14 November 2016 earthquake derived from 'felt detailed' and 'felt rapid' online questionnaires, Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering 50(2): p. 352-362.
  • Marotta, A.; Goded, T.; Giovinazzi, S.; Lagomarsino, S.; Liberatore, D.; Sorrentino, L.; Ingham, J.M. 2015. An inventory of unreinforced masonry churches in New Zealand, Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering 48(3): p. 171-190.
  • Goded, T.; Cousins, W.J.; Fenaughty, K.F. 2014. Analysis of the severe damage online felt reports for the Canterbury (New Zealand) 2011 aftershocks on 22 February Mw6.2, 13 June Mw6.0 and 23 December Mw6.0, Seismological Research Letters 85(3): p. 678-691. DOI: 10.1785/0220130198.
  • Stirling, M.W.; Goded, T.; Berryman, K.R.; Litchfield, N.J. 2013. Selection of earthquake scaling relationships for seismic hazard analysis, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 103(6): p. 2993-3011. DOI: 10.1785/0120130052.
  • Goded, T.; Buforn, E.; Macau, A. 2012. Site effects evaluation in Malaga city's historical centre (Southern Spain), Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering 10(3): p. 813-838. DOI: 10.1007/s10518-011-9337-4.
  • Goded, T.; Irizarry, J.; Buforn, E. 2012. Vulnerability and risk analysis of monuments in Malaga city's historical centre (Southern Spain), Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering 10(3): p. 839-861. DOI: 10.1007/s10518-011-9321-z.
  • Goded, T. 2010. Evaluacion del riesgo sismico en la ciudad de Malaga = Seismic risk assessment in the city of Malaga
  • Goded, T.; Buforn, E.; Munoz, D. 2008. The 1494 and 1680 Malaga (southern Spain) earthquakes, Seismological Research Letters 79(5): p. 707-715. DOI: 10.1785/​gssrl.79.5.707B.
  • Buforn, E.; Cesca, S.; Goded, T.; del Fresno, C.; Munoz, D. 2006. The Bullas (Murcia, SE Spain) earthquake, 29 January 2005, Journal of seismology 10(1): p. 65-72.
  • Goded, T. 2006. Reevaluacion de danos de los terremotos de Malaga de 1494 y 1680