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News Backgrounder - 14/11/2018

This week marks the second anniversary of the magnitude 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake that ruptured a world record 25 faults in the upper South Island. GNS Science reflects on some of the key features and implications of this complex event – and talks to principal scientist Dr Kelvin Berryman about what we’ve learned.

Kaikōura quake, two years on: GNS Science looks back, and forward - 12/11/18

Two years ago, a magnitude 7.8 quake near Kaikōura dramatically changed part of New Zealand’s landscape. This week, GNS Science experts look back on the most complex earthquake ever studied – and consider the implications for the future.

Researchers from GNS Science honoured in prestigious awards - 09/11/2018

Researchers from GNS Science involved at all stages of the science value chain were this week honoured for their contributions to making New Zealand more resilient to geological hazards.

Two new GNS Science projects win funding from the prestigious Marsden Fund - 08/11/2018

Research projects at GNS Science that will investigate rupture processes on the Alpine Fault and the emission of greenhouse gases from volcanic areas in the North Island have won funding in this year’s round of the prestigious Marsden Fund.

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Taking our geoscience to our communities 28/08/2018

A hugely successful public meeting in Blenheim last year has spurred on the Marlborough District Council to holding a follow up event this week on the latest earthquake research as part of the South Island Annual Civil Defence meeting.

Supervolcano lessons a hit for Hilltop students - 15/08/2018

Scientist Dr Ben Payne from GNS Science was slightly apprehensive when he entered Room 8 at Hilltop School in Taupo last Wednesday. He was there to run an outreach programme with students as a pilot study for an education component of a research project.

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.

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