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Scientists have found that slow-motion earthquakes or ‘slow-slip events’ can rupture the shallow portion of a fault that also moves in large, tsunami-generating earthquakes.
GNS Science is celebrating being the top non-university publisher of peer-reviewed science in New Zealand
Geologists working to improve the understanding of Dunedin’s potential exposure to earthquakes have opened up a fault south of the city in a bid to find out about its past rupture behaviour.
A multi-year study of the volcanic plumbing under Lake Rotomahana near Rotorua has provided scientists with the clearest view yet of the impact on the lake and its geothermal systems following the Mount Tarawera eruption in 1886.
A German research ship, Sonne, is undertaking a four-week voyage off the Poverty Bay and Hawke's Bay coast investigating the geology of the seafloor with a particular focus on areas of the seafloor that move like landslides.
Oil and gas exploration companies can expect the first instalment of several new map-based geological data products in the second half of this year that will help to pinpoint prospective areas in New Zealand’s offshore territory.
Forty science teachers from Lower Hutt spent an afternoon at GNS Science’s National Isotope Centre this week learning about activities and resources they can use in their classrooms to get students more engaged in science.
Scientists will spend three days at the Kohunui Marae at Pirinoa, south Wairarapa, this week exploring knowledge of earth science and related environmental issues with members of the local iwi.
A team of scientists from New Zealand, the United States, Italy, and Germany has determined that Antarctica’s large land-based ice sheets may be more vulnerable to increasing global temperatures than previously thought.
Monday is the fifth anniversary of the 22 February 2011 magnitude 6.2 earthquake that devastated Christchurch. Three scientists from GNS Science who have been involved in this event since day one, reflect on the long earthquake sequence and its wider ramifications.