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Inangahua quake jolted NZ out of complacency - 19/05/2018

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the magnitude 7.1 Inangahua earthquake and scientists are among those reflecting on how much progress has been made in the world of earthquake science since 1968.

World first probe of submarine volcano gets underway - 07/05/2018

An international team of scientists with several New Zealand participants will drill into a hydrothermally active submarine volcano northeast of White Island in a bid to learn more about how metals move through the Earth’s crust and find out about the life forms that live in these extreme environments. 

Tapping into New Zealand’s sleeping giant - 04/05/2018

Stretching down the length of the North Island’s east coast lies a sleeping geological giant - the Hikurangi subduction zone. It is New Zealand’s largest and most active plate boundary, where the Pacific Plate subducts beneath the Australian Plate, giving rise to large earthquakes and tsunamis.

Iconic landscape images on display at Upper Hutt gallery - 02/04/2018

An exhibition of images by one of New Zealand’s leading landscape photographers opens at Expressions Gallery in Upper Hutt this weekend.

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Scientists from 20 countries gather to discuss earthquake geology

Science update, 28 November 2017 - Around the first anniversary of the 2016 M7.8 Kaikōura earthquake, GNS Science hosted 130 geologists from around the world at a meeting focused on the latest research and advances in earthquake geology. Earthquake geology is a discipline that uses the geological record and landscape features to understand the size and frequency of past large earthquakes.

Australasian Environmental Isotopes Conference

Occurring March 26 – 28th 2018 the Australasian Environmental Isotopes Conference – AEIC2018 - will be held here in Wellington, New Zealand in a stimulating environment in the central city where attendees will be able to engage on a wide variety of environmental applications of isotopes whilst enjoying the buzz of the surrounding city and harbour.

Why it’s so important to mark the anniversaries of earthquakes

Whether it’s one year or, in the case of the formidable Alpine fault, 300, looking back to these events should motivate action on building resilience, writes Ursula Cochran of GNS.

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