The 2016 Kaikoura earthquake was one of the four largest earthquakes to strike mainland New Zealand in 160 years.
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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?
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.
Research by GNS Science has overturned the view that the swarms of earthquakes centred near Matata in recent years were caused by tectonic activity.
Detailed analysis of last September’s Darfield earthquake has confirmed that it was a complex event, with many similarities to the Haiti earthquake in January last year.
A moderately strong earthquake struck Canterbury this morning, the seventh largest aftershock of the Darfield earthquake.
September’s magnitude seven earthquake in Canterbury is the largest ever insurance event in New Zealand, and probably ranks as the fifth most costly earthquake globally.
It is now two months since the shallow magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck near Darfield in Canterbury. The aftershocks continue, and residents who suffered damage are now working through the issues as they repair or replace damaged buildings and contents.
Earthquake activity declined. White Island and Mt. Ruapehu remained at Alert Level 1. A swarm of quakes followed a slow-slip event near Tolaga Bay, and a slow-slip event continued beneath Poverty Bay.
A swarm of undersea earthquakes in the Bay of Plenty kept some residents awake overnight.
Earthquake activity continued at a steady rate. White Island and Mt. Ruapehu remained at Alert Level 1. A slow-slip event was detected near Gisborne.
Earthquake activity remained steady. White Island and Mt. Ruapehu remained at Alert Level 1. A tsunami warning was issued for coastal communities. Slow-slip events occurred near Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay.
Earthquake activity increased. White Island and Mt. Ruapehu remained at Alert Level 1. No tsunami alerts were raised.
Earthquake activity declined. White Island and Mt. Ruapehu remained at Alert Level 1.
Earthquake activity increased. White Island and Mt. Ruapehu remained at Alert Level 1.