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The Morning Report 9/20/17

Good morning kids. Midweek and above the fold, as Hurricane Maria bears down on Puerto Rico a 7.1 earthquake has rocked Mexico and there are reports of a 6.1 quake hitting New Zealand. Prayers for the victims and if...

Devastating Puerto Rico Weather And Mexico, New Zealand Earthquakes Update

Puerto Rico, New Zealand and Mexico are three countries that are dealing with devastating natural phenomenon that has led to the destruction of property worth billions and loss of lives. The following is an update on the destructiveShow More Summary

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes south of New Zealand: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 magnitude struck in the remote Southern Ocean south of New Zealand on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

6.1 Earthquake Off New Zealand Follows 7.1 Quake near Mexico City — 119 Dead

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck off of New Zealand on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning local time). This was the second quake today on the “Ring of Fire” zone in the Pacific Ocean. Earthquake M6.1: Auckland Island, New Zealand. pic.twitter.com/gyuDhHRYIS...Show More Summary

Earthquake triggers 'slow motion' quakes in New Zealand

Slow slip events, a type of slow motion earthquake that occurs over days to weeks, are thought to be capable of triggering larger, potentially damaging earthquakes. In a new study, scientists have documented the first clear-cut instance of the reverse -- a massive earthquake immediately triggering a series of large slow slip events.

Earthquake triggers 'slow motion' quakes in New Zealand

(University of Texas at Austin) Slow slip events, a type of slow motion earthquake that occurs over days to weeks, are thought to be capable of triggering larger, potentially damaging earthquakes. In a new study led by The University...Show More Summary

Christchurch's quake-hit cathedral to be rebuilt

Heritage groups in New Zealand on Monday welcomed a decision to rebuild Christchurch's Anglican cathedral, six years after it was extensively damaged in a deadly earthquake. Much of the late 19th Century neo-Gothic structure collapsed in the 6.3-magnitude quake that levelled the South Island city's downtown area in February 2011, killing 185 people. Show More Summary

Sampling of the active alpine fault in New Zealand reveals extreme hydrothermal conditions

A recent study published in Nature has demonstrated unusual heat generation and fluid movement in the Alpine Fault of New Zealand that has implications for understanding earthquakes in the region. Large plate-boundary faults, such as the Alpine Fault, are important areas of stress build-up and release, which can lead to earthquakes. Show More Summary

48 Hours of Fun in Christchurch New Zealand

Christchurch, the most populous city in New Zealand’s South Island, has emerged from a series of devastating earthquakes as a vibrant regional hub full of unforgettable activities. Christchurch attractions range from adventure activities, gardens to galleries; there’s something for everyone in the city centre and its surrounding suburbs. Show More Summary

Strong quake off New Zealand but no damage

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of New Zealand Tuesday, officials said, with minor shaking in the South Island but no damage reported.

Earthquake of 6.8 magnitude strikes off New Zealand: USGS

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck south of New Zealand's South Island on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey said.

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

4 months agoNews : 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

5 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

6 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.

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