A group of international scientists, including researchers from GNS Science, has produced a new global earthquake hazard map and, for the first time, accompanying risk maps. The maps and associated software will set a new benchmark for developing disaster risk reduction strategies worldwide.
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.
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.
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.
Life after a quake
Scientists are asking people to complete an online survey as part of research into the performance of buildings and infrastructure during earthquakes and how people and businesses were affected. Building owners and occupants can anonymously provide information about the damage their building may have sustained, if services were affected, if evacuation was required. The research is designed to help make New Zealand cities more resilient to earthquakes. Please go here to participate in the survey.
PERMIAN MONSTERS: Life Before the Dinosaurs
29 September - 12 December 2018 | Golden Homes & Mitre 10 Mega Create Galleries. Step back in time when bizarre-looking animals dominated life on land and sea, and find out about the greatest extinction the world has ever seen in Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs.