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Last Friday's magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Fiordland triggered more than 200 landslides in Fiordland National Park, geologists said today.
Today's magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Fiordland ranks as one of the largest "on-land" earthquakes in New Zealand for many years, the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd (GNS) said.
The GNS Science Limited (GNS) has been awarded new funding for its petroleum research programme. The research funding is provided by the Foundation for Research, Science & Technology (FRST) and is valued at around $20 million, spread over six years. The programme leader is Dr Peter King.
New evidence from New Zealand suggests that colder weather forced dinosaurs into decline well before the Earth was hit by a meteorite that finished them off.
Scientists studying an aquifer in the Nelson-Motueka area have found what they believe is the oldest fresh water in New Zealand.
Similarities between the Taranaki Basin and Australia's most productive oil and gas area increase the likelihood that deeper part of the Taranaki Basin is highly prospective, a leading geoscientist said this week.
New Zealand got by last year without any damaging earthquakes mainly because the major jolts were distant or occurred deep underground. The three largest quakes were centred offshore, the GNS Science Limited (GNS) said.
Scientists have recorded land near Gisborne moving about 20 mm to the east during an eight-day period in October.
A geology student with a special interest in plate tectonics has won a prestigious earth science scholarship.
Hugh Bibby, of the GNS Science Limited (GNS), was this week given a lifetime achievement award by the New Zealand Association of Scientists for his work in understanding geothermal fields.