Tony Hurst


Full Name: Tony Hurst

Position: Emeritus Volcano Geophysicist

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4813


1967: BSc, Physics, Mathematics; 1968: BSc (Hons (1st)), Physics; 1975: PhD, Geophysics; 1995: BA, Mathematics, Economics

Areas of expertise

Geophysics: Geomagnetic measurements
Geophysics: Global position system
Geophysics: Volcanic hazards
Geophysics: Volcanic surveillance
Geophysics: Volcano Seismology

Professional activities

New Zealand Geophysical Society: Member
The Royal Society of New Zealand: Member
IAGA: National Correspondent

Major publications

Hurst, A.W.; Bannister, S.; Robinson, R.; Scott, B.J. 2008 Characteristics of three recent earthquake sequences in the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand. Tectonophysics, 452(1-4): 17-28; doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2008.01.017

Hurst, A.W.; Smith, W.D. 2004 A Monte Carlo methodology for modelling ashfall hazards. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 138(3/4): 393-403

Hurst, A.W.; Bibby, H.M.; Robinson, R. 2002 Earthquake focal mechanisms in the central Taupo Volcanic Zone and their relation to faulting and deformation. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 45(4): 527-536; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2002.9514989

Hurst, A.W.; Turner, R. 1999 Performance of the program ASHFALL for forecasting ashfall during the 1995 and 1996 eruptions of Ruapehu volcano. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 42(4): 615-622

Hurst, A.W.; Sherburn, S. 1993 Volcanic tremor at Ruapehu : characteristics and implications for the resonant source. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 36(4): 475-485; doi: 10.1080/00288306.1993.9514593

Hurst, A.W. 1992 Stochastic simulation of volcanic tremor from Ruapehu. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 51(3): 185-198; doi: 10.1016/0377-0273(92)90122-T

Hurst, A.W.; Bibby, H.M.; Scott, B.J.; McGuinness, M.J. 1991 The heat source of Ruapehu Crater Lake; deductions from the energy and mass balances. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 46(1-2): 1-20; doi: 10.1016/0377-0273(91)90072-8

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