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Scratch marks in rocks could indicate direction of fault ruptures - 11/07/2019

Scratch lines left in rock faces along geological faults during an earthquake may help pinpoint where earthquake energy will be focused in future quakes on the same fault.

Making metal deposits on the sea floor - and solving a conundrum - 27/06/2019

Researchers from GNS Science have made a breakthrough in a decades-old debate about how submarine volcanoes form mineral deposits on the seafloor that are rich in copper and gold.

Exploring the current and historic health of New Zealand's most northern lakes - 26/06/2019

New Zealand’s most northern iwi, Ngāti Kuri, and researchers led by scientists from GNS Science and the Cawthron Institute, will this week start scientifically sampling some of the country’s most remote lakes north of Kaitaia.

GNS Science's research output wins international recognition - 21/06/2019

GNS Science has been recognised once again for its high calibre research and has been named the top ranked corporate institution in the world for its publications in earth and environmental sciences.

Understanding Antarctica’s role in a warmer world: innovative research to be led by GNS Science - 18/06/2019

GNS Science experts are tackling one of the world’s most pressing environmental questions: will the West Antarctic ice sheet remain if we manage to keep warming below 2°C?

International expedition will reveal long-lost Pink Terraces - 10/06/2019

More than 130 years after the world-famous Pink and White Terraces were buried in a massive volcanic eruption, an international team of scientists will reveal them for all to see.

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The origin and meaning of the name Te Riu-a-Māui/Zealandia - 02/05/2019

The huge and mostly submerged continent that New Zealand sits on has a new dual name - Te Riu-a-Māui/Zealandia. 

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.

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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