The ‘ugly duckling’ in New Zealand geology is finally getting the attention it deserves thanks to new EQC-funding into how greywacke rocks behave before, during and after earthquakes.
Research funded led by Massey University’s Associate Professor Julia Becker could drive fundamental changes to the way New Zealand agencies communicate and respond to volcanic risk.
Researchers will soon start using Auckland’s fibre network to study smaller earthquakes that could help to detect volcanic activity under the city.
Research on the Nevis Fault, Otago, confirms the low-seismicity area has potential to create an earthquake similar in size to that of the 2010 Darfield event.
Focus on ‘locked’ part of the Hikurangi Subduction Zone to reveal potential earthquake and tsunami risk.
University of Canterbury researchers have been unleashing volcanic missiles to help Aucklanders understand the impact of volcanic hazards on their homes.
Improving forecasting of when and where volcanic ash will fall
Testing soil composition and how gravelly soil liquefies
Investigating Te Puninga Fault activity near Morrinsville
Testing the seismic strength of structural insulated panels