Release: Ann Brower
The sequence started on July 19, 2013 and included a magnitude 6.5 quake on July 21.
The University of Canterbury (UC) is simulating more than 100 earthquakes on a building prototype to make post-quake buildings safer.
"Traditional" homes often did much better in the Canterbury quakes than modern "open plan" houses, new research shows.
A dark hole of knowledge about strange lights seen during the 2011 Christchurch earthquake has been illuminated by new research out of North America.
Environment Canterbury today released the fourth and fifth in a series of earthquake fault reports on different districts of the Canterbury region.
The Canterbury earthquakes were even more unusual than first thought and unlikely to occur anywhere else in the world, new research reveals.
The aftershock at 11.36pm on Monday was recorded at magnitude 4.6 and located 10km southwest of Christchurch, between Halswell and Prebbleton, at a depth of 8km.
GNS Science later upgraded this to 4.6 and located the aftershock 10km south-west of Christchurch, between Halswell and Prebbleton, at a depth of 8km.
New Zealanders are paying more for building materials because our rules forbid the wider public good being taken into account when imposing duties on imports.
Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says ground-breaking research released today by the Ministry of Education has found timber-framed classrooms are extremely resilient to earthquakes.
Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery
Teams of scientists will scour the quake-shattered eastern suburbs of Christchurch over the next fortnight to gather vital information to improve earthquake hazard and risk assessments in New Zealand.
January 20, 2013
The most recent of the Tokyo Institute of Technology contains an article on Japanese research into evacuation procedures in big cities after major earthquakes.
Property sector could face bills dwarfing the leaky building issue.
The 'Garden City' could have a new river to deal with in future years, if a newly published academic paper proves to be accurate.
The probability of a large earthquake hitting Canterbury continues to decline as the earthquake sequence settles down, says GeoNet.
A big quake could leave Wellington reliant on barges and helicopters for survival, new disaster predictions show.
A year-long University of Canterbury (UC) students’ study has found liquefaction caused far more damage than ground movement in the Christchurch earthquakes.
You'll know by now that six scientists and a government official have been found guilty of manslaughter
A NZ earthquake scientist is defending a decision to jail six Italians who did not predict a quake that killed 309 people.
Christchurch may have experienced a much larger earthquake in September 2010 if it were not for The Gap, new research suggests.
Christchurch had its largest earthquake in a week early today.
Christchurch has had 58 earthquakes over magnitude 5.0 since September 4, 2010 and GNS Science says there is a 72 percent probability of an earthquake between 5.0 and 5.4 in the next 12 months.
Environment Canterbury today released the third in a series of earthquake fault reports on different areas of the Canterbury region.
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