Rocks within plate boundary scale fault zones become fragmented and altered over the earthquake cycle. They both record and influence the earthquake process. In this new open-access study published in Lithosphere on 4 Feb., VirginiaShow More Summary
The South Island of New Zealand has been rocked by a significant earthquake – originally found to be of magnitude 6.4, but now revised down to 6.0. The epicentre – at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometres – has also been revised,...Show More Summary
Kiwis experience a tremulous start to their morning
EVEN seasoned taxi drivers confess that they are finding it difficult to navigate sections of Christchurch. Portions of New Zealand’s second-largest city have become unrecognisable since an earthquake hit in February 2011, killing 185 people and injuring 11,000. Show More Summary
A deep-drilling project into one of the world's most dangerous earthquake faults is now underway on New Zealand's South Island. Scientists from around the world have gathered at the drill site near Whataroa, north of Franz Josef glacier, for the rare opportunity to glimpse the inner workings of the Alpine Fault. Show More Summary
The Alpine fault is the most dangerous fault in New Zealand—and one of the most dangerous in the world. It ruptures with an 8.0-magnitude earthquake roughly once every 300 years, and with the last one in 1717, it's ripe for another. So what are we going to do about it? Why, drill a hole nearly a mile deep into it. Read more...
Geologists are drilling nearly a mile beneath the surface of New Zealand this fall to bring back rock samples from an active fault known to generate major earthquakes. The goal of the Deep Fault Drilling Project is to better understand earthquake processes by sampling the Alpine Fault, which is expected to trigger a large event in the coming decades.
This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Jesse Bythell: I'm a New Zealander, born in Christchurch, where I have lived for much of my life. Christchurch, as you may know, has experienced thousands of earthquakes since September 2011, and much of the city has been devastated, causing people to move away. Show More Summary
[Image: Screengrab from Stuff showing the test-suburb, a kind of seismic Operation Doorstep]. An empty suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand, abandoned after the 2011 earthquake, was bombed from below last autumn, as a series of carefully timed underground explosions set off an artificial earthquake. Show More Summary
Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand Shigeru Ban designed, pro-bono, this stunning temporary Cardboard Cathedral for Christchurch following a devastating earthquake in 2011. Built with his signature paper-tubes, the transitional church can hold
Three years ago, on February 22, 2011, a devastating earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand, causing massive damage to the city center. The iconic Anglican church was designed to look like the Christ Church in Oxford, England and had survived 130 years and several other earthquakes. Show More Summary
After an earthquake killed nearly 200 in her hometown of Christchurch, international superstar Hayley Westenra sang this timeless hymn in their honor.
New Zealand state-owned enterprise KiwiRail Holdings is planning to begin seismic strengthening work at Wellington Railway Station, as part of its plan to make the station more earthquake resistant.
Australian artist Ian Strange’s latest project has given the homes that were left condemned by the 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, one last breath of life before slated for destruction. For Final Act, Strange transformed dozens of the affected
A New Zealand earthquakes is to be followed by numerous aftershocks, according to geological experts. In a related report from The Inquisitr, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand in 2011, killing 182 people and costing the island $10 billion. Show More Summary
It’s been six years since we last heard from Nick Harte’s idiosyncratic New Zealand indie-pop project Shocking Pinks. But after a devastating earthquake hit his hometown of Christchurch in 2011, Harte went into seclusion and recorded a ton of new material. From those sessions, he eventually put together the massive forthcoming triple album Guilt Mirrors, [...]
Sheep have taken over the Shire, lost industry created ghost towns and the major earthquake of 2011 has left much of Christchurch cordoned-off and left to...
If you’ve been following my blog posts, hive, you know that Christchurch, New Zealand has been through a lot in the past three years. In September 2010, an earthquake struck Canterbury (the region where Christchurch sits) measuring a magnitude of…
In 2011, Christchurch, New Zealand was hit with a massive 6.3 magnitude earthquake. Among the city’s most heartbreaking losses was the destruction of the...
This week marks the third anniversary of the Canterbury earthquake that shook the southern coast of New Zealand. The 7.1–magnitude quake also sparked an extended series of aftershocks that bombarded the country's second largest city, Christchurch, into 2012. Show More Summary