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Media, disasters & the public – audio collection

Dacia Herbulock posted in on October 17th, 2014.

Communicating vital information to the public during disasters is an essential, but sometimes daunting, responsibility for scientists and engineers. At the request of members of the natural hazards research community, the Science Media Centre hosted a workshop reflecting on challenges faced and lessons learned during recent major events, such as the Canterbury and Cook Strait quakes, the eruption of Mt […]

The Press: Earthquake fault known of since September

Peter Griffin posted in on March 3rd, 2011.

Paul Gorman writes in The Press that scientists were aware of the small fault which cased last week’s earthquake from September of last year, but focused their attention on the fault which had just caused the major Darfield earthquake. Other faults around Canterbury might have been stressed by Tuesday’s quake. An excerpt: (read in full […]

Dom Post: Scientists look into why fault ruptured

Peter Griffin posted in on February 28th, 2011.

Kiran Chug writes in the Dominion Post about the work faced by scientists in trying to understand what made the fault underlying Tuesday’s earthquake so stressed, and how the earthquake might have impacted other fault areas – particularly those already believed to be under stress following the Darfield earthquake. Calculations done after September’s Darfield earthquake […]

The Press: Whose fault is it anyway? The scientists remain divided

Peter Griffin posted in on January 27th, 2011.

Paul Gorman writes about the divergent views of scientists regarding whether or not faults lie directly beneath the gravels of Christchurch. While the recent aftershocks in Christchurch are helping to fill in the picture better, GNS has said that there is, as yet, no solid proof that this might be the case. An excerpt: (read […]

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