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Fulbright-EQC Scholar Excited To Mingle With Seismic Superstars

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 9:23 am | Earthquake Commission

Geoscientist Jesse Kearse can’t wait to board a plane to California to finally take up his Fulbright-EQC scholarship and tap into the brightest minds at some of the world’s leading earthquake research institutes. “It’s been a long time ... More >>

New Zealand Seismic Invention Is “Game Changer” In Global Construction

Tuesday, 3 May 2022, 9:47 am | Earthquake Commission

New Zealand is on the verge of becoming a world leader in low-cost and low-damage seismic engineering, says the winner of the 2022 Ivan Skinner Award, Dr Shahab Ramhormozian. Over the past years, Dr Ramhormozian has significantly improved and finetuned the ... More >>

New Chief Engineer Role Connects Policy, Research, Engineering Practice

Tuesday, 26 April 2022, 9:43 am | Earthquake Commission

Connecting policy, research and engineering practice between agencies is a “massive step” in improving building resilience in New Zealand, says Dr Ken Elwood, who was recently appointed as Chief Engineer by the Earthquake Commission (EQC) and the ... More >>

Greywacke Rock Research Unlocks Secrets Of Earthquake Faults

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 4:34 pm | Earthquake Commission

Ground-breaking research into New Zealand’s most common rock type is unlocking some of the secrets of many faults running underneath this country. Faults in greywacke rocks have caused incredible havoc in Christchurch, Kaikoura and Edgecumbe in recent ... More >>

Emergency Management Sector To Benefit From Researchers’ Natural Hazard Knowledge

Friday, 8 April 2022, 11:00 am | Earthquake Commission

Leading researchers will team up to share their knowledge on Aotearoa’s tsunami and earthquake risk with emergency management and response staff, hazard analysts and policy-makers through a smorgasbord of webinars. Funded by the Earthquake Commission ... More >>

Home Buyers Inspired To Look At Properties Through ‘natural Hazard Lens’

Friday, 1 April 2022, 10:32 am | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has launched a new public education campaign – Home Safe Home? – to inspire home buyers to view a prospective property through a ‘natural hazard lens’. Home buyers are an important audience for EQC because ... More >>

New Research Confirms Major Seismic Events In West Otago

Thursday, 24 March 2022, 12:31 pm | Earthquake Commission

New EQC-funded seismic research on the Nevis Fault in western Otago confirms that this low-seismicity area has the potential to create an earthquake similar in size to that of the 2010 Darfield Canterbury event. “People in Otago and Southland usually ... More >>

Low-cost Earthquake Warning Project Gains Significant Momentum

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 11:16 am | Earthquake Commission

New Zealand scientists working on an experimental earthquake warning system using low-cost sensors are excited to share their discoveries in a globally leading journal. The project, co-funded by the Earthquake Commission (EQC) and Massey University, ... More >>

Disaster Risk Management Collaboration Puts EQC On The World Stage

Wednesday, 2 March 2022, 10:22 am | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission plays a prominent role in the global natural disaster insurance industry by sharing knowledge to reduce the impact of natural hazards on people and property. EQC Chief Executive Tina Mitchell and Head of Risk Financing ... More >>

NZ’s Communication Of Volcanic Risk Under The Spotlight

Monday, 28 February 2022, 10:42 am | Earthquake Commission

Ground-breaking research funded by the Earthquake Commission could drive fundamental changes to the way New Zealand agencies communicate and respond to volcanic risk. Funded by the Earthquake Commission (EQC) , the research will investigate how agencies ... More >>

GeoNet The Natural Hazards Powerhouse In Your Pocket

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 11:42 am | Earthquake Commission

Twenty years ago, New Zealand’s natural hazards monitoring was catapulted from weeks-long waits for earthquake information to near instant data streams via GeoNet that now sit underneath nearly all our natural hazard science and emergency management ... More >>

GeoNet Data Holds Key To Securing Affordable Insurance For New Zealand

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 10:23 am | Earthquake Commission

EQC’s ongoing investment in natural hazard science including the world-leading GeoNet platform provides confidence to international reinsurance markets to continue providing cover for New Zealand , writes Fraser Gardiner , Chief Financial Officer ... More >>

EQC Secures Increased Natural Hazard Reinsurance Cover For Kiwi Homeowners

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 10:47 am | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has secured a record-high reinsurance cover of nearly $7 billion on the international reinsurance market for the 2021/22 financial year. “We are extremely pleased we have been able to increase the cover for New Zealand ... More >>

Scientists Examine Evacuation Timelines For Future Auckland Volcanic Eruptions

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 10:21 am | Earthquake Commission

Scientists are working to understand how long it might take for people to move out of harm’s way ahead of a future eruption of the Auckland Volcanic Field. “The next eruption in the Auckland Volcanic Field could happen anywhere in the existing ... More >>

New Research Findings To Help Businesses Increase Seismic Resilience

Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 10:19 am | Earthquake Commission

New research has revealed that many New Zealand businesses are left in the dark around how to make their workplaces earthquake safe. “Our larger businesses are doing very well, but our smaller and medium-sized businesses could do with more support,” ... More >>

Earthquake, Tsunami Hazards Captivate East Coast Schoolkids In New Roadshow

Friday, 30 April 2021, 10:11 am | Earthquake Commission

Students at Hatea-a-Rangi and Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tokomaru in Tairāwhiti have been the first to take part in a new roadshow aimed at educating about the risks posed by a Hikurangi subduction zone earthquake and tsunami. The school roadshow ... More >>

Scientists Dig Pits On Wairarapa Coast To Understand Earthquake And Tsunami History

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 11:57 am | Earthquake Commission

Scientists have started digging several pits along the south Wairarapa Coast to unearth the secrets of previous earthquakes and tsunamis to better understand future risks to the greater Wellington region. The research near Cape Palliser is part of ... More >>

Unsung Heroes In Natural Disasters Gather To Share Expertise

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 10:07 am | Earthquake Commission

Geotechnical engineers and scientists are the unsung heroes of protecting New Zealanders, their properties and infrastructure from natural hazards, including earthquakes and landslides. Most New Zealanders may have little awareness of geotechnical engineers ... More >>

New Research Aims To Uncover Earthquake Risk Of Recently Discovered Waikato Fault

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 12:15 pm | Earthquake Commission

GNS Science experts have embarked on a research project to determine the earthquake risk of a recently discovered fault in the Waikato. This is part of an effort to better understand quake risk in parts of New Zealand that are traditionally seen ... More >>

Researchers Mobilise Citizen-scientists For Insights Into Community-based Earthquake Early Warning System

Monday, 15 February 2021, 9:43 am | Earthquake Commission

Scientists are calling on New Zealanders to become citizen seismologists to help determine whether a low-cost community-based earthquake early warning system is feasible in New Zealand. The project, co-funded by EQC and Massey University, has enabled ... More >>