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An ambitious project to drill 1.3km into the Alpine Fault has been halted early by equipment problems, but it has still yielded a large amount of useful information about the inner workings of the fault.
Scientists believe this week’s magnitude 6.0 quake west of Arthur’s Pass has not greatly increased the chance of a rupture on the Alpine Fault, about 20km to the west of Tuesday’s epicentre.
One of the world’s most advanced autonomous underwater vehicles is coming to New Zealand early in 2015 to explore submarine volcanoes northeast of New Zealand.
Volcanoes in the central North Island will get star billing when volcanologists from all over the world gather in Taupo this weekend for a week-long conference on calderas (large collapsed volcanoes).
Resilience stories inspire book marking 10 year’s of recovery from the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami - 14/11/2014
The remarkable recovery of the province of Aceh in Indonesia after the devastating Boxing Day earthquake and tsunami of 2004 is documented in a newly published book written by New Zealand scientist Dr Noel Trustrum.
This week’s international report on climate change is a good opportunity to highlight the research GNS Science is doing to support climate science.
New Zealand could tap into a global market worth billions of dollars by using nanotechnology to develop electrical generators that are efficient at converting ‘waste heat’ into electricity.
The multi-national Alpine Fault drilling project has moved to a new phase with a new drilling rig positioned over the borehole to take the probe to its target depth of 1.3km.
An international team of scientists has started drilling a 1.3km-deep borehole into the Alpine Fault in the South Island to find out more about the nature of the fault and the earthquakes it produces.
Forty rocks recovered from the seafloor along the Kermadec Arc have given scientists a clearer picture of subduction processes occurring off the North Island’s east coast.