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A swarm of increasingly strong earthquakes has been rocking White Island - Whakaari in Bay of Plenty this week.
The facility is a first of its kind and will be operated 24/7 to help save time and potentially lives in a natural disaster.
GNS says the jolts are a timely warning to be prepared with the two biggest, magnitude 4.5 and 4.8, striking just after 1pm near Hokitika and at a depth of just 5km. Video, Audio
GNS and NIWA scientists are preparing to go on two voyages, joining the International Ocean Discovery Programme, onboard research ship Joides Resolution, alongside scientists from 26 countries… Audio
Senior Scientist at GNS Hamish Campbell covers the earthy sciece of geology from erosion to earthquakes. Audio
Scientists are heading to Edgecumbe next week to gather data they hope will help protect towns all around the world from the devastating effects of floods, as Rowan Quinn reports. Audio
Parts of the northern South Island have moved up to six metres because of November's Kaikoura earthquake. Audio
GNS Principal Scientist, Dr Kelvin Berryman talks to Kathryn Ryan about what it means to be living in a period of heightened seismicity & lessons we're learning from Kaikoura. Audio, Gallery
GNS has released extraordinary footage today showing the extent the Kaikoura coastline has changed since last week's 7.8 earthquake. GNS scientist Kelvin Berryman explains what happened. Video, Audio
A GNS scientist has just finished surveying the coast around Kaikoura, and says the seabed has lifted by up to four metres in some places. Audio
The acting Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee admits there are lessons to be learnt about how the public was warned ahead of Monday's tsunami. The director of the Geonet monitoring service says it… Audio
GNS principal scientist Kelvin Berryman joins Checkpoint as aftershocks continue. Audio
The large earthquake which struck off the East Cape this morning increases the chance of other big earthquakes striking near the region, GNS is warning.
A GNS scientist Anna Keiser says many people would have felt the earthquake as would have been felt generated a long rolling motion. Audio
The Tasman region has been hit by a large earthquake, although there's no reports of damage. Audio
Scientists are worried cooling temperatures in the Mount Ruapehu crater lake may result in a minor eruption.