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Newsletter Digest: Seismic hazards, lignite and hydrogen, and SCANZ 2011

Peter Griffin posted in on December 10th, 2010.

“Plenty more earthquakes” to come Canterbury University engineering expert Professor Andy Buchanan wasn’t mincing his words in this week’s Science Media Centre media briefing – he considers it a “fluke” that no one was killed in September’s 7.1 quake in Canterbury. The time of day – the quake struck at 4.35am on a Saturday morning […]

Media coverage: how earthquake-proof are our cities?

Peter Griffin posted in on December 10th, 2010.

Yesterday, the SMC held an online briefing in which geologist Martha Savage and engineer Andy Buchanan explained how ‘seismic design’ has developed over the years in NZ, how earthquake-proof our buildings and cities are, and talked about the September 4 Darfield earthquake. Amongst topics discussed: the fact that no one was killed in the Darfield […]

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