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Swarm of Tremors in New Zealand Means Magma May Be Stirring

A short earthquake swarm hit the Waimangu Valley in New Zealand, reminding us of its volcanic nature. The post Swarm of Tremors in New Zealand Means Magma May Be Stirring appeared first on WIRED.

6.3 quake strikes off New Zealand's Kermadec islands: USGS

(Reuters) - A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck in the South Pacific 369 km (230 miles) south southeast of New Zealand's largely uninhabited Kermadec islands on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

10 Incredible Designs by Pritzker Prize Laureate Shigeru Ban

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

New Zealand's worst earthquake fear confirmed by sediment survey

Separate sections of one of New Zealand's biggest faults appear to have ruptured simultaneously in the past, suggesting a huge quake there is possible in the future

Earthquake rattles New Zealand's South Island: USGS

(Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 hit the near the New Zealand South Island resort towns of Queenstown and Wanaka, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Monday.

Lydia Ko Donating This Week’s Prize Money To Earthquake Relief Effort In Nepal

4 months agoSports / Golf : Off The Deck

Inspired by the earthquake in Christchurch, NZ a couple of years ago, Lydia Ko has decided to donate the money she wins at this week’s North Texas Shootout to the earthquake relief effort in Nepal. “We had a big one in New Zealand, too,...Show More Summary

Strong Earthquake Shakes New Zealand – US Geological Survey

A strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit Friday off New Zealand's southern coast, the US Geological Survey said.

Strong earthquake shakes New Zealand

No reports of major damage after quake strikes in same region as Thursday's tremor that jolted buildings in Wellington.

Dead Oarfish May Mean Earthquakes for New Zealand

When a “messenger from the sea god’s palace” shows up dead on a beach, the Japanese listen because it is believed to be a harbinger of earthquakes. That message was delivered to New Zealand’s South Island last week when an oarfish, the mythical Japanese messenger, washed ashore....

Drilling reveals fault rock architecture in New Zealand's central alpine fault

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

New Zealand Shaken By ‘Severe’ Earthquake As Quest For Early Warning Continues

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

Soldering on

10 months agoNews : Banyan

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

New Zealand Deep-Drilling Project May Help Warn of Future Quakes

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

Scientists Will Drill Directly Into a Fault Overdue For an Earthquake

11 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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...

Drilling Into an Active Earthquake Fault in New Zealand

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.

What Is It Like to Live in Christchurch, New Zealand?

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

Seismic Suburb

[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

8 Top Projects by 2014 Pritzker Prize Laureate Shigeru Ban

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

Need This New Innovation? A Cardboard Cathedral

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

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