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New Zealand’s Alpine Fault to Produce a Massive Earthquake—so Scientists Drilled a Big Hole Into It

last monthNews : Newsweek: US

The borehole revealed extreme underground heat and fluid pressure that could be used as a source of geothermal energy.

New Zealand quake scientists discover surprise: Hot water

When researchers in New Zealand drilled deep into an earthquake fault, they stumbled upon a discovery they say could provide a significant new energy source for the South Pacific nation.

Ripple effects of New Zealand earthquake continue to this day

2 months agoAcademics : Nature

November tremor sparked slow, deep movements in Earth’s crust that increase the chances of a similar severe quake within a year.

185 Chairs in Christchurch, New Zealand

On February 22, 2011, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Christchurch, New Zealand, devastating the city´s infrastructure and killing 185 people. To memorialize the victims, 185 empty white chairs were placed in an open field near the...Show More Summary

Seismologists offer detailed look at New Zealand's Kaikoura earthquake

(Seismological Society of America) The magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake that struck the South Island of New Zealand last November was the largest on-land recorded earthquake in the country's history. In a special session at the 2017...Show More Summary

New Zealand to review building design standards after quake

New Zealand's government said Friday the partial collapse of a modern office building's interior during an earthquake last November was unacceptable and could have killed people. Minister for Building and … Click to Continue »

Seismology: Quake shows rare complexity

3 months agoAcademics : Nature

A large earthquake that rocked New Zealand's South Island in 2016 was one of the most complex ever recorded, involving the rupture of at least 12 major faults.A team led by Ian Hamling of GNS Science in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, used field mapping,

Satellites shed new light on earthquakes

Satellite radar scans of last year’s earthquake in New Zealand are changing the way we are thinking about earthquake hazards in regions where our planet’s tectonic plates meet.

Earthquakes shaking up New Zealand's water systems

Recently published research from Victoria University of Wellington and GNS Science has provided a unique insight into the hydrological effects of earthquakes in New Zealand.

Kaikoura quake jumped from fault to fault in New Zealand

A magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck New Zealand’s South Island at about midnight on Nov. 14, 2016, causing two fatalities, triggering a tsunami and multiple landslides, and destroying infrastructure across the region. Known as the Kaikoura...Show More Summary

After an Earthquake Destroyed a Museum, an Artist Stepped in to Fill the Void

4 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

New Zealand’s Lyttelton Museum lost its building five years ago, but Julia Holden is giving it a public presence through a project focused on local history. The post After an Earthquake Destroyed a Museum, an Artist Stepped in to Fill the Void appeared first on Hyperallergic.

The Many Contradictions Of Peter Thiel's New Zealand Citizenship

5 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

In 2011, Peter Thiel uncharacteristically donated more than $700,000 to a New Zealand earthquake relief fund. Did that allow him to obtain a Kiwi passport?

Taranaki's unusual earthquakes

New research from Victoria University of Wellington suggests a cluster of deep earthquakes beneath Taranaki may provide a vital clue to understanding how New Zealand's landmass was created.

New Zealand businesses claim $653 million from insurers after November earthquake

(Reuters) - New Zealand businesses have made insurance claims of more than NZ$900 million ($653.49 million) for losses from the earthquake that rocked the capital city of Wellington in November, the country's insurance association said on Wednesday.

New Zealand government orders building repairs due to quake risks

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The New Zealand government said on Wednesday it will require building owners to urgently fix hundreds of hazardous buildings due to concerns over the heightened earthquake risk following a deadly tremor in November.

Mantle earthquakes, crustal structure, and gravitational instability beneath western North Island, New Zealand

A cluster of 30–52-km-deep earthquakes, and a 7–10 km step in the Moho beneath western North Island, New Zealand, are both interpreted as manifestations of active delamination of the continental lower crust and mantle lithosphere. These...Show More Summary

Disco drag queen protest outside antigay preacher’s New Zealand church a hit

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Demonstrators showed up at Bishop Brian Tamaki's Destiny Church after he claimed homosexual sin caused the Kaikoura earthquakes.

Hate Preacher Slammed with Disco Drag Protest

Hate Preacher Slammed with Disco Drag Protest After a New Zealand preacher blamed gays for earthquakes, the LGBTQ community retaliated in the best possible way. Unicorn Booty - Unicorn Booty brings you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!

Learning from slow-slip earthquakes

Off the coast of New Zealand, there is an area where earthquakes can happen in slow-motion as two tectonic plates grind past one another. The Pacific plate is moving under New Zealand at about 5 centimeters per year there, pulling down the northern end of the island as it moves. Every 14 months or so, the interface slowly slips, releasing the stress, and the land comes back up.

'Slow Motion' Earthquake Put New Zealand at Risk for Another Temblor

The capital of New Zealand is primed for a major earthquake, thanks to the massive restructuring of stress on faults beneath the country.

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