Strong Quake, Kermadecs

December 9th, 2017

A strong undersea earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands yesterday afternoon, New Zealand time.

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Major Quake, Loyalty Islands

November 20th, 2017

A major earthquake struck the Loyalty Islands just before midday today.

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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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