This collection contains a wide variety of resources and information about Earthquakes, which supports the resources in the other collections.
How do base isolators work? – Article
Base isolation is a technique developed to prevent or minimise damage to buildings during an earthquake. It has been used in New Zealand, as well as in India, Japan, Italy and the USA.
What are slow slips? – Article
Slow slip events are a recently discovered aspect of the geological forces shaping New Zealand. The search to explain them is closely linked to advances in data collection technology.
Canterbury earthquakes – Article
Earthquakes in the Canterbury region since September 2010 displayed features commonly associated with such geological events: fault movement, shaking, liquefaction, landslides and rockfalls.
Liquefaction – Article
Liquefaction happens in many earthquakes, when waterlogged silts are temporarily turned to liquid. Liquefaction can cause a lot of damage to property, but there are actions that can reduce this.