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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Strong Quake, Southern Ocean

September 9th, 2016

A strong, undersea earthquake struck the Southern Ocean this morning.

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East Cape Earthquake: Aftershock Scenarios

September 6th, 2016

GeoNet has issued an update of its aftershock forecast that was published on its website on Friday, following the magnitude 7.1 earthquake off the coast near Te Araroa.

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Major Quake, East Cape

September 2nd, 2016

A major undersea earthquake struck off East Cape early this morning.

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East Cape Earthquakes

September 1st, 2016

A moderately strong undersea earthquake struck near East Cape this morning.

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Major Quake, Northern Marianas

July 30th, 2016

A powerful earthquake struck deep below the Pacific Ocean in the northern part of the Mariana Islands this morning.

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Kermadec Earthquakes

July 15th, 2016

A burst of moderately strong undersea earthquake activity struck the Kermadec Islands yesterday.

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Fiordland Earthquakes

June 7th, 2016

A burst of earthquake activity has occurred in Fiordland over the last ten days.

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Strong Quake, Kermadecs

June 6th, 2016

A strong, undersea earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands this afternoon.

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Matata Swarms Not Tectonic

June 4th, 2016

Research by GNS Science has overturned the view that the swarms of earthquakes centred near Matata in recent years were caused by tectonic activity.

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Dry Spell Ends

May 5th, 2016

Tawa’s spell of thirty-one days without rain came to an abrupt end this morning.

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ANZAC Day 2016

April 25th, 2016
WWI transport and uniforms

WWI transport and uniforms

Dry Spell Continues

April 24th, 2016

Tawa’s dry April continues, with only patchy light rain falling in the area overnight.

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Marlborough Earthquakes Continue

March 15th, 2016

The series of moderate earthquakes occurring near Hanmer Springs and St Arnaud continued with two more events late last night.

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Christchurch Earthquake

February 15th, 2016

Another moderately-strong earthquake struck near Christchurch yesterday afternoon, nearly five years after a sixth magnitude earthquake killed 185 people.

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