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NZ Research

This collection provides information about the work of New Zealand’s world-class science and technology sectors in relation to Earthquakes. Included are profiles of organisations carrying out work in this area.

  • The Alpine Fault – Article

    The Alpine Fault in the South Island is an on-land boundary between two tectonic plates. Researchers are investigating past earthquakes, mountain formation and the structure of the Earth’s crust.

  • Seismic engineering – Article

    At the University of Canterbury, researchers are developing new techniques and using new materials to help buildings withstand earthquakes. This will save lives and property.

  • Strengthening Parliament House – Article

    When New Zealand’s Parliament House and Library Buildings were refurbished in 1992, the most important part was protecting them from earthquakes. Base isolation was installed to ensure the structures would remain standing in a major earthquake.

  • GNS Science Limited – Organisation

    GNS Science carries out a wide range of earth science research, using cutting-edge technologies, to help understand natural processes and resources in New Zealand.

  • Robinson Seismic Limited – Organisation

    Robinson Seismic Limited is world-renowned for its work in developing, testing, manufacturing and marketing seismic protection and damping devices.

  • The Earthquake Commission – Organisation

    The Earthquake Commission (EQC) insures residential property owners against damage caused by natural disasters. It also encourages research and education relating to natural disasters.