Articles tagged "kaikoura earthquake"

kaikoura earthquake the most complex in modern history

Kaikoura earthquake, the most complex in modern history

In November 2016, a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand, causing significant damage and between 80 000 - 100 000 landslides. Now, an international team of scientists says the quake was so complex and unusual that it is likely to change how scientists...

March 24, 2017

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NIWA adds more faults to the latest Kaikoura fault rupture map

Scientists on board NIWA’s research vessel Ikatere took to the water in January with state-of-the-art equipment to map the sea floor between Cape Campbell and Spyglass Point to the south of Kaikoura and added more fault ruptures to the fault map of...

March 15, 2017

Massive mudslides in Kaikoura Canyon destroyed all seabed life

Massive mudslides in Kaikōura Canyon destroyed all seabed life

Huge mudslides from November’s earthquakes in New Zealand have wiped out all organisms living in the seabed of the Kaikōura Canyon, NIWA reports. New bathymetric data shows that the earthquake resulted in a huge slipping event. Almost every part of the upper...

February 28, 2017


150 landslide dams, up to 100 000 landslides after Kaikoura earthquake

New Zealand's GeoNet said today they have identified 150 landslide dams after M7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake and an estimated 80 000 to 100 000 landslides triggered by the main event and its aftershocks. "With the M7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake, landslides and land...

December 02, 2016

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Silent earthquakes follow major Kaikoura event, caution advised

The GNS Science, New Zealand has detected a series of 'slow slip' motions between tectonic plates in the lower North Island. The experts warn this may mean the chances for future large earthquakes have increased, despite the lower number of aftershocks which...

December 02, 2016

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Drones capture massive earth changes after Kaikoura Earthquake

GNS scientists made field observations of Kekerengu Fault rupture following the Kaikoura Earthquake and the fault scarp and uplifted coastal platform at Waipapa Bay above the Papatea Fault. The Kekerengu Fault is one of the several faults that ruptured during the...

November 22, 2016

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Landslide creates dangerous dam on Hapuku River, New Zealand

New Zealand's Kaikoura earthquake of November 13 caused a large landslide over the Hapuku River, creating a 150-meter (492 feet) dam. There are fears it could 'rapidly fail' with the recent rains and Canterbury Civil Defence Group has advised people to...

November 17, 2016

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New Zealand earthquake: One of the most complex ever recorded on land

New Zealand's GeoNet has revised their initial magnitude of the November 13, 2016 Kaikoura earthquake from M7.5 to M7.8. The agency added that early indications show this was one of the most complex earthquakes ever recorded on land. "This complexity means...

November 16, 2016

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Extremely dangerous M7.8 earthquake hit near Christchurch, New Zealand

A major earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.8 hit near Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand at 11:02 UTC on November 13, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). New Zealand's GEONET is reporting M7.5 at a depth of 16 km (9.9 miles). A...

November 13, 2016