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News Backgrounder – 14/11/2018

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on News Backgrounder – 14/11/2018

Source: GNS Science Dr Kelvin Berrryman It is the most complex earthquake ever studied: a 7.8 magnitude event involving widespread surface rupture, landslides and other ground failures, and a tsunami. The rupture began near Waiau in North Canterbury and ripped through the upper South Island landscape at about 2km-a-second and ended up off Cape Campbell […]

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Kaikōura quake, two years on: GNS Science looks back, and forward – 12/11/18

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Kaikōura quake, two years on: GNS Science looks back, and forward – 12/11/18

Source: GNS Science 11/11/2018 3:40 pm Two years ago, a magnitude 7.8 quake near Kaikōura dramatically changed part of New Zealand’s landscape. This week, GNS Science experts look back on the most complex earthquake ever studied – and consider the implications for the future. In a special series to mark the anniversary, GeoNet will look […]

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Researchers from GNS Science honoured in prestigious awards – 09/11/2018

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Researchers from GNS Science honoured in prestigious awards – 09/11/2018

Source: GNS Science Dr Kelvin Berryman They were among 14 scientists and seven science teams from New Zealand’s seven Crown Research Institutes who were honoured at the annual Science New Zealand National Awards at a function at Parliament. The three award categories – Lifetime Achievement, Early Career Researcher, and Team – are designed to recognise […]

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Two new GNS Science projects win funding from the prestigious Marsden Fund – 08/11/2018

By   /  November 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Two new GNS Science projects win funding from the prestigious Marsden Fund – 08/11/2018

Source: GNS Science They were among 136 research projects from across New Zealand that were successful in the annual  Marsden funding round. The Fund supports high quality research in science, engineering, maths, social sciences, and humanities. The total amount awarded this year was $85.6 million. The earthquake rupture project, which has been awarded $300,000, will […]

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Data from Kaikōura quake features in updated geological map of NZ – 06/11/2018

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Data from Kaikōura quake features in updated geological map of NZ – 06/11/2018

Source: GNS Science 05/11/2018 1:17 pm A wealth of geological information captured after the November 2016 Kaikōura earthquake is one of a number of additions and improvements in the newly updated 1:250,000 digital Geological Map of New Zealand. The map is among the most used of GNS Science’s digital geological map products with 45,000 online […]

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Geophysicist Laura Wallace honoured by national science body – 01/11/2018

By   /  November 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Geophysicist Laura Wallace honoured by national science body – 01/11/2018

Source: GNS Science 31/10/2018 10:53 am Dr Laura Wallace. Photo from Tim Fulton, IODP. Dr Wallace combines geodetic, seismological and geological information to understand complex tectonic processes occurring at plate boundary zones. In 2002, she was the first to discover slow-slip events at the plate boundary east of Gisborne – the Hikurangi subduction zone – […]

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PNG to host first Pacific APEC – but is it leaders’ hoo-ha before people?

By   /  October 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC 2018, APEC Haus, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Development, DJF, earthquakes, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Justice, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG health, PNG politics, Politics, Reports, RNZ Insight, RNZ Pacific, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on PNG to host first Pacific APEC – but is it leaders’ hoo-ha before people?

RNZ’s Insight visits Papua New Guinea, which is due to host an APEC Leaders Summit next month. Video: RNZ Pacific Papua New Guinea is about to host some of the world’s most powerful leaders at the APEC summit. But as PNG’s moment in the spotlight approaches, RNZ Pacific journalist Johnny Blades asks in a special […]

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Solomon Islands to get new seismic monitoring network – 15/10/2018

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Solomon Islands to get new seismic monitoring network – 15/10/2018

Source: GNS Science 14/10/2018 1:51 pm Staff from GNS Science are in the Solomon Islands for the next month to help set up the country’s first geohazard monitoring network to provide real-time information on earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis. Specialists from New Zealand’s GNS Science have installed new seismic monitoring stations in the Solomon Islands in […]

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International research to gather more information about NZ’s largest fault – 05/10/2018

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on International research to gather more information about NZ’s largest fault – 05/10/2018

Source: GNS Science 04/10/2018 2:15 pm An international team of scientists sets off this weekend to place earthquake monitoring instruments along New Zealand’s largest fault, the Hikurangi subduction zone. Ocean Bottom Seismometers are prepared at GNS Science before being lowered to the seafloor to monitor earthquakes on the Hikurangi subduction zone. Photo credit: Aliki Weststrate, […]

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Palu disaster: Why Indonesia’s tsunamis are so deadly

By   /  October 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Disasters, earthquakes, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Palu tsunami, PMC Reportage, Reports, Tsunami  /  Comments Off on Palu disaster: Why Indonesia’s tsunamis are so deadly

ANALYSIS: By Dr Anja Scheffers The magnitude 7.5 earthquake, and subsequent tsunami, that struck Indonesia days ago has resulted in at least 1,200 deaths. Authorities are still gauging the extent of the damage, but it is clear the earthquake and tsunami had a devastating effect on the Sulawesi region, particularly the city of Palu. It’s […]

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Chaos in Palu after quake and tsunami as survivors deal with hunger, thirst

By   /  October 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Disasters, earthquakes, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, natural disaster, natural disasters, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Palu tsunami, PMC Reportage, Reports, Tsunami  /  Comments Off on Chaos in Palu after quake and tsunami as survivors deal with hunger, thirst

By Ruslan Sangadji and Andi Hajramurni in Palu, Indonesia In the wake of mass destruction caused by Indonesia’s 7.4-magnitude earthquake and the subsequent tsunami, survivors in Palu and Donggala in Central Sulawesi have been scrambling to salvage food supplies and other items, as aid from the central government began to trickle into the region. Yesterday, […]

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GNS Science awarded $11.2 million in MBIE funding for three new research projects – 13/09/2018

By   /  September 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on GNS Science awarded $11.2 million in MBIE funding for three new research projects – 13/09/2018

Source: GNS Science The Endeavour Fund invests in excellent research that has high potential to positively transform New Zealand’s future economic performance, sustainability and integrity of our environment, help strengthen our society, and give effect to Vision Mātauranga. Pupu Springs, Golden Bay. Photo by Lloyd Homer The new projects cover mapping water flows in New […]

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Alpine Fault research the subject of special-issue of geology and geophysics journal – 11/09/2018

By   /  September 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Alpine Fault research the subject of special-issue of geology and geophysics journal – 11/09/2018

Source: GNS Science Some of the blockages could take more than six months to restore and necessitate the evacuation of large numbers of tourists by sea and air, said the study led by Tom Robinson of from the Geography Department of Durham University in the UK. The study used the impacts of the magnitude 7.8 […]

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New geological map of Tongariro National Park the first of its kind – 20/08/2018

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on New geological map of Tongariro National Park the first of its kind – 20/08/2018

Source: GNS Science Lead authors of the new geological map of Tongariro National Park Graham Leonard and Dougal Townsend of GNS Science review the well illustrated publication. Photo – Margaret Low, GNS Science The production of the Geology of the Tongariro National Park area was a collaboration involving GNS Science, the Department of Conservation, and Victoria […]

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Scientists head to the Chathams to mark anniversary of deadly tsunami – 13/08/2018

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists head to the Chathams to mark anniversary of deadly tsunami – 13/08/2018

Source: GNS Science The tsunami was caused by a large seafloor earthquake off the coast of Peru on 14 August 1868 and it travelled across the Pacific and hit the Chatham Islands causing fatalities and widespread destruction. Scientists estimate the quake was between magnitude 8.5 and 9.0 and its rupture on the seafloor was believed […]

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Scientists reaffirm earlier findings on the fate of Pink and White Terraces – 03/08/2018

By   /  August 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists reaffirm earlier findings on the fate of Pink and White Terraces – 03/08/2018

Source: GNS Science In a peer-reviewed paper in the Journal of The Royal Society of New Zealand published online this week, they stand by their earlier findings that the White Terraces were largely destroyed in the eruption and confirmed that remnants the Pink Terraces may lie at the bottom of Lake Rotomahana. Scientists load an […]

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Dunedin study sets baseline for urban fault investigations – 26/07/2018

By   /  July 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Dunedin study sets baseline for urban fault investigations – 26/07/2018

Source: GNS Science While the overall seismic hazard of the city is unchanged, one of the faults extends closer to the city than previously thought and a couple of new fault sources were uncovered. However, the ‘new’ fault sources described in the study have been assigned a low level of activity and therefore don’t alter […]

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Sharing food authentication techniques with developing nations – 12/07/2018

By   /  July 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Sharing food authentication techniques with developing nations – 12/07/2018

Source: GNS Science In an International Atomic Energy Agency-funded project, 22 scientists from across the Pacific attended a hands-on course at Otago University learning chemical techniques to authenticate and detect adulteration in various foods such as honey, cereal, rice, dairy products and tea. Isotope chemist Karyne Rogers of GNS Science and Professor Russell Frew of […]

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Sharing food authentication techniques with developing nations – 12/11/2018

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Sharing food authentication techniques with developing nations – 12/11/2018

Source: GNS Science In an International Atomic Energy Agency-funded project, 22 scientists from across the Pacific attended a hands-on course at Otago University learning chemical techniques to authenticate and detect adulteration in various foods such as honey, cereal, rice, dairy products and tea. Isotope chemist Karyne Rogers of GNS Science and Professor Russell Frew of […]

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Scientists probe inner workings of a submarine volcano – 05/07/2018

By   /  July 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists probe inner workings of a submarine volcano – 05/07/2018

Source: GNS Science Using the scientific research ship JOIDES Resolution, they drilled a number of boreholes into the heart of the hydrothermally active Brothers submarine volcano. The main aim of the US$15 million expedition was to learn more about how metals are transported within submarine volcanoes and brought to the seafloor where they form metallic […]

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