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Update: Christchurch aftershocks

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

Categories: earthquakes, geohazards, tectonics

The many faces of earthquake triggering

Can large earthquakes beget more large earthquakes? It’s an easy question to ask, but much more difficult to answer. Depending on the distance from, and time since, the initial earthquake, the processes that may result in ‘seismic triggering’ are very … Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, geohazards, tectonics

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocks Christchurch

[Note: see the bottom of this post for the latest updates and links - last update 26th February]. A few hours ago, Christchurch, the largest city on the South Island of New Zealand, was once again shaken by a large … Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, focal mechanisms, geohazards, society, tectonics