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Quake signals investigated

John Kerr posted in on September 6th, 2011.

Strange lights in the sky, bizarre animal behaviour and unexplained electrical failures. These unusual phenomena are all coming under the critical eye of scientists looking for signals of impending earthquakes. Vicki Anderson from the Press interviewed quake expert Dr Neil Whitehead about his fascinating hunt for earthquake precursors. An excerpt (read in full here): Reading […]

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Mark Quigley reflects on the Christchurch Quakes

John Kerr posted in on September 5th, 2011.

Last week John Campbell met with Dr Mark Quigley from the School of Geological Sciences at the University of Canterbury to discuss the scientific and personal implications of the Christchurch earthquakes. You can watch the video here. From the 3 News site: We first met Mark Quigley after the day after the September 7.1 shake […]

Running the numbers on quake risk

John Kerr posted in on July 22nd, 2011.

Although many people would like them to, scientists cannot predict earthquakes. They can, however, estimate the probability of one occurring using hazard modelling systems. Paul Gorman from the Press quizzed GNS Science on the most up-to-date odds of another strong shake hitting quake-stricken Christchurch. An excerpt (read in full here): One in seven chance of […]

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