Chance of 6.9 Magnitude Quake Aftershock Following Kaikoura New Zealand Earthquake

Geonet says there is a 98 per cent chance of an aftershock of 6 to 6.9 magnitude in the next year. In its latest update on the November 14 Kaikoura earthquake, which was 7.8 in magnitude, Geonet Said that while it can’t predict earthquakes, it could provide forecasts of future aftershocks based on probabilities and possible scenarios. The most likely … Continue reading

New Zealand Quake Ruptured 6 Faults

The magnitude-7.8 quake that rattled New Zealand, killing at least two people and stranding thousands of people, completely transformed the underlying faults in the region. Six major faults ruptured as a result of the New Zealand quake, a new map reveals. The Kaikoura earthquake struck the South Island of New Zealand early in the morning on Nov. 14 local time, … Continue reading

Scientist Confirm the 7.8 New Zealand Earthquake Lifted Seabed Around Kaikoura ‘By At Least A Metre’

Monday morning’s quake has lifted the seabed around Kaikoura by at least a metre, scientists have confirmed. Although a scientific rarity, it’s a phenomenon that those in the tourism industry are saying will spell doom for them and their jobs. Local boat skipper Dean Kennedy said he’d never seen anything like it in his 50-odd years. He was at South … Continue reading