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Six hours, three quakes, three tsunami warnings

Wow, what a day here in New Zealand! At 2.27am, I was abruptly woken by a deep rolling quake that lasted over a minute. Normally, noticing such quakes in Auckland means a much larger earthquake has struck somewhere within the usual seismic hotspots of New Zealand. ...

Ongoing earthquake swarm near White Island, NZ

A swarm of earthquakes near White Island, New Zealand started on May 23 and have continued for over a week. More than 400 earthquakes have been recorded with the largest magnitude of 3.9 recorded on May 25 at 18:16:14 UTC. Source: Geonet (more…)

Kaikoura Earthquake – A Year On

Kaikoura, New Zealand / December 2017. The Kaikoura Earthquake caused massive damage along SH1. A year after the earthquake, it was officially reopened (however, still far from complete). We decided to compare our photos taken just days after the quake and compare them to today. We do ...

Kaikoura Earthquake three months on

Kaikoura, New Zealand / February 2017. Almost three months to the date, Kaikoura is still feeling the effects of the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake. After my initial visit, I decided to return to see how the recovery was progressing. During my last visit, Kaikoura was a ghost town, almost ...

Kaikoura Earthquake Report

On the 14th of November, 2016, a massive magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the Kaikoura area. Two casualties have been reported and the devastation caused is beyond comprehension. Ruptures have occurred on multiple fault lines (at least ten at this stage) We grabbed our bags and bikes and caught ...