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Anatomy of a disaster: preliminary report on the February 22, 2011 Christchurch quake

Peter Griffin posted in on January 27th, 2012.

Scientists have confirmed in a new research paper on last year’s disastrous February 22  Christchurch aftershock that computer modelling showed a week beforehand that there was a 25 percent  chance of “a magnitude 6 or greater earthquake occurring in the general aftershock zone of the Darfield earthquake in the next year”.      The paper […]

Experts: South Island seismic risk needs re-evaluation

Peter Griffin posted in on November 2nd, 2011.

Scientists  behind the first big compilation of research into the  Christchurch earthquakes say the seismic risk to the whole of the South Island’s east coast needs to reviewed — and one group of American researchers has warned of risks for Dunedin. The research published in a special edition of a science journal, Seismological Research Letters […]

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