Tag Archives: Darfield

Proof of earthquake triggering in Christchurch? Not so fast…

When a magnitude 6.3 earthquake scored an almost direct hit on Christchurch in February, I discussed the possibility that rather than being a simple aftershock of the Darfield earthquake last September, it was an example of the earlier quake triggering … Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, tectonics

Update: Christchurch aftershocks

As the aftershocks of the Darfield quake continue, where do the future seismic dangers lie? Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, geohazards, tectonics

After the (blog)storm: following up on the big geological stories of 2010

In the past year, there have been several occasions where we’ve discussed events that were, at the time of posting, capturing a lot of media attention. But, as we all know, the attention span of the rolling news cycle is … Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, geohazards, public science