100 years of earthquakes

As global population expands there is a proportional increase in the number of people living within areas under threat from natural hazards. A projection of trends from historical data suggests that over the course of the 21st Century global loss of life caused by earthquake-related events alone will extend into the millions. To minimise the […]


New Zealand’s biggest earthquake

On the back of the Geosciences 2015 Conference held in Wellington, New Zealand, Prof. Tim Little from Victoria University of Wellington led a field trip to visit exposures of the Wairarapa Fault, an active, strike-slip fault in the southern North Island. This fault is attributed to the infamous magnitude 8.2 Wairarapa Earthquake of 1855 AD and was the largest seismic […]