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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 […]

NZ Herald: Christchurch earthquake – Deadly tremors rebounded on city

Peter Griffin posted in on February 25th, 2011.

Isaac Davison writes in the New Zealand Herald about how hard rock near the epicentre of Tuesday’s Christchurch earthquake may have made the situation worse, by reflecting more seismic activity towards the city. While earthquake waves can be dispersed or absorbed by some types of material, they are also deflected by hard surfaces, such as […]

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