In Japan, Taiwan and New Zealand, one of the largest driving forces behind earthquakes is the active convergence of tectonic plates at rates of four to eight centimeters per year. The plate boundaries in each region are complex throughout the length of each plate margin. Show More Summary
(Seismological Society of America) Destructive earthquakes like the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence in New Zealand that began in 2010, and the 2016 Meinong, Taiwan earthquake caused...Show More Summary
In the fall of 2010, I traveled to New Zealand, and one of the places I visited was the small south island city of Christchurch. I was charmed by the tree-lined Avon River, the English-style cathedral in the main square, and the mountains looming in the distance. Show More Summary
The recent magnitude 7.1 earthquake and subsequent tsunami warning in northern New Zealand reminds us that tsunamis are unpredictable and can strike any time.
New Zealand earthquake rocked its North Island with 7.1 intensity. Tsunami warnings issued.
Thousands of people on New Zealand’s North Island were sent into a panic after a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the north coast at 4:37 am local time. The quake’s epicenter was located 169 km northeast of Gisborne with a depth of 55 km. Show More Summary
New Zealand’s Civil Defense and Emergency Ministry issued a potential tsunami threat warning after a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the island nation’s northeastern coast on Thursday.
New Zealand has been left in fear and anticipation of a potential tsunami after a massive earthquake occurred just off of the coast of the North Island. The island has just been issued a tsunami warning and evacuations are beginning....Show More Summary
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit 130 kilometres north-east of Te Araroa in the early hours of this morning. It was felt from Northland to Wellington in the North Island and in the top of the South Island. A 30 centimetre tsunami was triggered by the quake. There were a series of aftershocks after the initial quake at 2.37am AEST. Show More Summary
by Dan Savage Earthquake measuring 7.1 registered off the coast of north-eastern New Zealand, monitors say https://t.co/r4ciDnzUCo — BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) September 1, 2016 It's only a matter of time, Seattle. Washington State's depiction of how the Seattle waterfront might liquefy during a major earthquake. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A major earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck off the coast of New Zealand on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 struck 188 km (116 miles)in the ocean northeast of Gisborne, New Zealand on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS )reported.
The 6.3 magnitude earthquake that hit Christchurch, New Zealand on February 22, 2011 left the city wrecked and its residents emotionally fraught. Having just started a PhD in temporary architecture and participatory urbanism, Barnaby Bennett relocated to Christchurch from his then-home in Melbourne, Australia. Show More Summary
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake measuring 6.0 magnitude struck on Monday morning about 128 kms (79.54 miles) southeast of New Zealand's remote Kermadec Islands in the South Pacific, the United States Geological survey said.
Hikers and climbers in New Zealand have been warned to stay away from Tongariro National Park’s Mount Ruapehu, which has been featured in “The Lord Of The Rings” movies. Earthquake and volcano monitoring service GNS Science elevated the alert for Mount Ruapehu, saying the mountain’s crater lake...
New research indicates that slow-motion earthquakes or 'slow-slip events' can rupture the shallow portion of a fault that also moves in large, tsunami-generating earthquakes. The finding has important implications for assessing tsunami hazards. Show More Summary
Rainwater may play an important role in the process that triggers earthquakes, according to new research. Researchers from the University of Southampton, GNS Science (New Zealand), the University of Otago, and GFZ Potsdam (Germany),Show More Summary
Levi’s applies its blue-collar roots to a new video documenting New Zealand skaters who rebuilt their local skate park following the earthquake that struck Christchurch in 2011. Set to a sentimental soundtrack, the video features interviews with local skaters who discuss the devastation wreaked by the earthquake and the desolate hangover that still lingers in the […]
On February 22, 2011, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake shook the city of Christchurch, New Zealand to its core, ravaging hundreds of buildings and displacing thousands more. Members of the Christchurch skate community, inspired by recent Levi’s skatepark builds around the world, reached out to the label for help in restoring order to the city and […]
Hagley Oval is a permanent reminder of the earthquake that devastated Christchurch in 2011, but such reminders will only be intensified over the course of the upcoming Test between New Zealand and Australia