Strong Earthquake Near Tonga and Fiji

September 26th, 2017

A strong earthquake struck near Fiji and Tonga late this afternoon, New Zealand time.

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Major Earthquake, Central Mexico

September 21st, 2017

A major earthquake struck central Mexico early this morning, New Zealand time, causing widespread damage and deaths in several Mexican provinces.

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Strong Quake, Southern Ocean

September 20th, 2017

A strong earthquake struck south of New Zealand this afternoon.

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Japan’s Earthquake Early Warning System

September 16th, 2017

Japan has a well-developed public warning system to alert its population to the possibility of strong shaking from earthquakes. The system is automated and includes tsunami warnings.

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Mexico: Earthquake Early Warning Worked

September 13th, 2017

Mexico City’s earthquake early warning system worked well on Friday, giving residents more than a minute’s warning before shaking from the magnitude eight Chiapas earthquake reached the city.

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Great Quake, Mexico

September 12th, 2017

A magnitude eight earthquake, often called a “great” quake, struck off the southern coast of Mexico last Friday afternoon.

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Strong Quake, The Snares

July 11th, 2017

A strong earthquake struck near The Snares islands at 7 o’clock this evening, New Zealand time.

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Kermadec Earthquakes

June 29th, 2017

Two magnitude six earthquakes struck the Kermadec Islands today.

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Kaikoura Earthquake 2016

November 27th, 2016

The 2016 Kaikoura earthquake was one of the four largest earthquakes to strike mainland New Zealand in 160 years.

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Spring into Tawa 2016

October 16th, 2016

Spring into Tawa

Spring into Tawa


The weather didn’t co-operate, but the annual Spring into Tawa market day went ahead anyway.

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Maori Artwork and Taonga Roadshow

October 15th, 2016

Two creators of Maori taonga and artworks are holding a roadshow in Wellington this coming week.

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Kermadec Earthquakes

September 25th, 2016

A burst of earthquake activity struck the southern Kermadec Islands this afternoon.

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

September 11th, 2016

The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management found itself between a rock and a hard place when a major earthquake struck off East Cape early on the morning of Friday 2nd September. Was a tsunami generated? Should people living in low-lying areas on the coast evacuate or should they stay put?

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Earthquake, Stephens Island

September 10th, 2016

A moderately strong, deep earthquake struck near Stephens Island this morning.

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Tsunami Hazards and Evacuation Zones

September 9th, 2016

With the recent East Cape earthquake still present in memory, it is an appropriate time for people in coastal areas and identified tsunami evacuation zones to review their plans. This short video may help.

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