The earthquake was the most powerful in the North Canterbury area in over 150 years and is one of the most complex earthquakes ever recorded ... media caption The earthquake caused damage in Kaikoura and Culverden. At: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11747702Radio NZ, 'Kaikōura quake caused 6.9 metre tsunami,' 5 May 2017Seismological Society of America, 'Seismologists offer detailed look at New Zealand's Kaikoura earthquake,' ScienceDaily, 12 April 2017. The epicentre where shaking started was about 15 kilometres (9 mi) north-east of Culverden and 60 kilometres (37 mi) south-west of the tourist town of Kaikoura. Along many parts of the coast the uplift was evident from decaying subtidal bull kelp (Durvillaea antarctica) on exposed rocky platforms. The Mw 7.8 November 14, 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake, Briefing No. The video, released by GNS Science on May 12, provides a unique view of the former hill now known as Seafront Slip. Commission, Creative Commons A detailed map of active faults in the northeast South Island, from Stirling et al. Bottom right insert shows a map view of the slow slip areas. The magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake that struck the South Island of New Zealand last November was the largest on-land recorded earthquake in the country's history. 3, Risk Frontiers Potential for future damaging earthquakes in New Zealand: Geonet and GNS Science have developed a set of maps of probability of damaging shaking for a series of three MMI intensity levels in the next 30 days. Users and managers of spatial data need to consider what impact (if any) the earthquake has had on existing data. The slow slip events we most commonly observe in New Zealand occur on the Hikurangi subduction zone, New Zealand earthquake 2016. The first wave arrived within 10 minutes with 6.9m run up measured in Goose Bay. A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake recently struck New Zealand and lifted the seabed 6 feet upward. These slow slip events following the Kaikoura earthquake released a large amount of built-up tectonic energy and lasted over the weeks and months following the earthquake. industries (research article, research article). The Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today that private insurers have received business claims valued at more than $900 million from the 14 November 2016 Kaikoura earthquake. GeoNet content is copyright GNS Science and is Drone photo by Julian Thomson, The tectonic setting of New Zealand is characterised by the Pacific and the Australian plate boundary with two subduction systems, the Puysegur in the southwest and the Hikurangi in the northeast. If you have information you would like to contribute (documents, data and images), please click the button on the right to go to the submissions page. In the wake of the quake, New Zealand Geographic. Our first consideration during an event like Kaikōura is for everyone impacted. The handy calculator at the US Geological Survey shows that a magnitude 7.8 earthquake is nearly twice as big (1.995 times) as a 7.5 quake. Of these, Little Pigeon Bay experienced some inundation (research article). Some Kaikōura businesses are within six to eight weeks of collapse as visitor numbers dwindle, a new group set up to advocate for earthquake-affected traders and retailers says. As the data streams in, scientists are scrambling to decode its hidden meanings and answer some burning questions of Antipodean geology. This report provides an assessment of the economic impact of the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake via disruption to horizontal infrastructure, household and government consumption and industry sectors, including tourism. Because of this valuable network and data, we are able to understand the geological process and inform New Zealanders. The number of earthquakes generally decrease over time in an aftershock sequence, with spikes of activity and occasional larger earthquakes. 13:52, 15 NOV 2016. Potential for future damaging earthquakes in New Zealand: Geonet and GNS Science have developed a set of maps of probability of damaging shaking for a series of three MMI intensity levels in the next 30 days. (Click for a bigger map.). At 12:03 am local time, on November 14th, 2016, a moment magnitude (M w) 7.8 (USGS) earthquake struck the Kaikōura region of South Island, New Zealand.The earthquake occurred at a complicated portion of the Australian–Pacific plate boundary, where the motion between the two plates decreases southwestward, and the azimuth changes from trench-normal to trench-parallel along the … June 2017. Kaikoura was, unfortunately, one of the places hit the worst. Kaikōura businesses 'within 6-8 weeks of collapse', Radio NZ. The quake lasted approximately two minutes and was considered notable for the complexity of the ruptures involved. According to the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS) in New Zealand, the earthquake epicenter was at 42.69 °S, 173.02 °E, about 90 km northeast of Christchurch, the 3rd largest city in New Zealand (Fig. However, the driving mechanism for such earthquake rupture complexity remains partly unclear. At the beginning of 2016, the priority focus was to complete the civic centre. caused extensive coastal uplift, widespread landslides and landslide dams, as well as slow-slip 'silent' earthquakes. Inspections and occupancy of government buildings in Wellington: State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes said that the State Services Commission had made it clear from the start that properly qualified structural engineers had to carry out building assessments, while Hughes had worked with chief executives on how to ensure the checks were up to standard. USGS map of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake in New Zealand on November 13, 2016. 3, Risk Frontiers. The impact on nature, the town, and the people was more than what anyone could have imagined. Strong aftershocks and looming severe weather hamper efforts to reach communities stranded by disaster. Starting in Culverdon , 70km south of Kaikōura , the quake ripped across several fault … Damaged buildings in Wellington: Nearly 50 earthquake-damaged buildings in Wellington have been inspected by engineers, with some likely to be closed for weeks or longer, and one may require demolition. Huge slips caused by the 7.8 earthquake on November 14, 2016 blocked State Highway One north of Kaikoura. Shortly after midnight on Monday 14th November 2016, the 7.8 magnitude Kaikoura earthquake rocked New Zealand. M 7.8 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake Our team including the broader GNS seismology team provided not only timely response information to NZ decision makers (NZ government, Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, Engineering communities etc) but also contributed critical science information: Kaikōura quake caused 6.9 metre tsunami, Radio NZ. Faults in the north section of this fault system (the Awatere, Clarence and Wairau) have slip rates of ~4 to 8mm/yr, while the Hope and Kekerengu faults slip at rates of 20 mm/yr or more. Kaikoura building settlements almost complete: EQC, Insurance News. This fifth briefing contains observations arising from a visit to Wellington and Blenheim. A 100-year-old woman and her daughter-in-law were rescued from the rubble of an historic homestead, while her son tragically did not make it. Since the Kaikōura earthquake there have been a total of 21 new earthquake monitoring installations. The Mw 7.8 November 14, 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake, Briefing No. Since the Kaikoura Earthquake almost two weeks ago there has been a lot of comparison to the Canterbury Earthquake sequence. We acknowledge the people of Kaikōura, Hurunui, Marlborough and Wellington areas and thank all of the landowners who permitted our access to their land. Kaikoura Earthquake and Tsunami Post Event Report (14 November 2016) 4 May 2017 3 SUMMARY OF THE EVENT At 0002 NZDT on Monday 14 November 2016, amagnitude 7.8 earthquake occurred northeast of Culverden. EQC has received around 38,000 residential claims for damage caused by the 14 November Kaikoura earthquake. Slow-slip events describe the episodic slow release of energy (over days to months) that are often observed to occur on large faults where two tectonic plates meet. Science reporter Jamie Morton delved into the data to look at what we know so far. ... 14 November 2016. From GeoNet tsunami gauges and Lyttelton Port Company and PrimePort Timaru tide gauges. The Mw 7.8 November 14, 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake: Briefing No. More than 200 landslides blocked rivers and generated landslide dams. As of 5am, there have been 278 since 7 o'clock last night and 807 since the 7.5 Kaikoura earthquake, GeoNet says. Attribution 3.0 New Zealand License. + 3 other earthquakes 20140201 Patches for events: Cook Strait, 17 July 2013 Lake Grassmere, 16 August 2013 20160701 Reverse patches Christchurch, 14 February 2016 20170601 Hybrid patch for Kaikoura 14 November 2016 The impacts of the Kaikōura earthquake were wide-ranging. Kaikoura Earthquake and Tsunami: 14 November 2016 Post Event Report (National Emergency Management Agency response) Exercise Tangaroa post-exercise report. Update on Kaikoura earthquake claims, New Zealand Earthquake Commission. Strong shaking was felt throughout New Zealandwith 15840 felt reports submitted to GeoNet (figure 1 below). The Kaikoura earthquake has had a devastating and on-going effect on Kaikoura. 15,840 Felt Rapid Reports were submitted online in the first hour and our website took a massive 250 million hits in 24 hours (peaking at 35,000 hits per second). Astonishingly, the M7.8 Kaikōura earthquake triggered large slow slip events By combining 2016 coseismic slip partitioning, large-scale fault kinematics, volcanism propagation, seismicity, and slab geometry, we … Google Earth image showing the length of the South Island Coastline impacted by the Kaikoura earthquake and subsequent uplift Redlines show the faults. Ruptures occurred on multiple fault lines and our community was completely cut off from the rest of New Zealand. Landslide dam on the Hapuku River, looking downstream, Landslides at Ohau Point, north of Kaikoura blocking SH1. 2, Risk Frontiers. Attribution 3.0 New Zealand License, Hikurangi Subduction Earthquakes and Slip Behaviour, Earthquake 1a). 'It was just a freak thing' - Partner of Kaikoura earthquake victim, The New Zealand Herald. Due to the presence of steep slopes in areas of strong ground shaking over 10,000 landslides occurred in the wider regions of North Canterbury and Marlborough (research article). The construction was Cross section of the North Island of New Zealand showing where the slow-slip earthquakes (brown to yellow patches) is happening at the boundary between the Australian and Pacific Plates. I wonder if they have triggered the warning alarms in Sumner? The earthquake caused two fatalities: one man was killed in the collapse of the Kaikoura Elms Homestead; one woman died following the impact of the event on the Mount Lyford log cabin where she lived. Strong earthquake - Kaikoura, New Zealand on November 14, 2016 November 14, 2016 by Armand Vervaeck Earthquake-report.com only survives with (mostly small) PRIVATE DONATIONS . This led to the closure of state highway routes and the main railway line (read here). The tsunami that followed the Kaikoura Earthquake reached a peak height of about 7 metres, researchers have confirmed. The report acknowledges the following sources: Insurance Council of New Zealand 2017, 'Kaikoura earthquake business claims reach $900 million,' media release 1 February 2017. Shortly after midnight on 14 November 2016 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the South Island of New Zealand, 95 kilometres from Christchurch. Kaikoura earthquake business claims reach $900 million, Insurance Council of New Zealand. Surveying at a coastal uplift site near Half Moon Bay, on the southern side of the Hope Fault, uplift here is 2.1 – 2.4 m. Earthquake geologists from GNS Science and marine biologists from University of Canterbury surveying coastal uplift. The Kaikōura earthquake occurred in an area known as the Marlborough fault system (MFS). Overall, the damage along the Kaikōura coast from the tsunami was minor because the tsunami arrived at mid to low tide, much of the Kaikōura coastline was uplifted during the earthquake, and the beaches along the coastline here are steep. A powerful earthquake has struck New Zealand near the ... Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee after flying over the coastal town of Kaikoura, ... Zealand's South Island, November 14, 2016. At: https://www.icnz.org.nz/media-resources/media-releases/single/item/kaikoura-earthquake-business-claims-reach-900-million/, Cape Campbell, in the north-east of the South Island, moved north-north-east by over two metres, rising almost a metre vertically, Kaikoura moved north-east by almost one metre, rising 70 centimetres, The east coast of the lower North Island moved up to five centimetres to the west, The Wellington region moved between two and six centimetres northwards. All submissions will be reviewed and verified before they are added to the collections. Near Okiwi Bay, the team were surveying the elevation of the pre-earthquake low tide mark using two surveying techniques. The earthquake rupture (movement on the faults) propagated south-west to north-east through the North Canterbury and Marlborough Fault areas- essentially "unzipping" along an approximately 180km length of the northeast coast of the South Island (Watching the M7.8 Kaikoura Quake Dominos Fall in Real Time). The Big Read: Unravelling the quirks of the Kaikoura Earthquakes, The New Zealand Herald. The big earthquake that struck New Zealand last year may have been the most complex ever, say scientists. The Mw 7.8 14 November Hanmer Springs earthquake occurred on or near the interface between the Pacific Plate and the Australian plate. Powerful Earthquake Jolted New Zealand Seabed 6 Feet Upward, Forbes. Christchurch moved two centimetres to the south. The report acknowledges the following sources: Insurance Council of New Zealand 2017, 'Kaikoura earthquake business claims reach $900 million,' media release 1 February 2017. The two sides of the trench are now about nine metres apart. The majority of claims lodged are for building damage only (71%), 10% for building and contents, 9% contents only and 10% land damage. Another aspect to consider is the type of coordinates for new data collected in the affected area; should they be consistent with existing pre-earthquake coordinates or do they need to reflect post-earthquake … Jo-Anne Mackinnon died because of the Kaikoura earthquake. - New Zealand earthquake live updates. Photo by Tim Little, Field measurements of offset fences (orange line). Kaikoura District Council Annual Report 2016/2017 10 Impact of the 7.8 earthquake 2016/2017 has proved to be a demanding year as our small community faced significant challenges. By February 2017, business insurance claims exceeded NZ$900 million, broken down as follows (correct 1 February 2017): Satellite imagery indicated that as a result of the earthquake: This incident was included in the Major Incidents Report 2016-17 (Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience, 2017). Learn more about the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program . I know that submarine landslides off of Kaikoura could trigger quite large Tsunami as well, so it isn't just the earthquakes people should be worried about. More than 18,500 aftershocks have followed since the Kaikōura earthquake (we ran the numbers at 1:52 p.m. on the 10 August 2017). At: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/90773348/kaikoura-earthquake-tsunami-was-as-high-as-7-metres-at-one-spotEvans K 2017, 'In the wake of the quake,' New Zealand Geographic 143: Jan - Feb 2017Howie C 2017, ''It was just a freak thing' - Partner of Kaikoura earthquake victim,' The New Zealand Herald, 6 May 2017. KAIKŌURA EARTHQUAKE 2016 . In scientific terms, the Kaikōura earthquake was a new phenomenon. The 2016, moment magnitude 7.8, Kaikoura earthquake in New Zealand’s South Island generated some of the most complex surface ruptures ever observed. And, thank you to the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment, for helping us fund a large part of the science response to the Kaikōura earthquake. At 12.02 a.m., on Monday 14 November 2016 NZDT, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck 15 km north-east of Culverden, North Canterbury, starting near the town of Waiau. Information about emergencies, disasters and disaster resilience comes from many sources. Kekerengu Fault rupture displacing the road and house by ~10 metres. Xuhua Shia,⇑, Yu Wanga, Jing Liu-Zengb, Ray Weldonc, Shengji Weia, Teng Wanga, Kerry Sieha a Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798, Singapore bState Key Laboratory of Earthquake Dynamics, Institute of Geology, China Earthquake Administration, … The M w 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake struck just after midnight on 14 November, with an epicenter ~20 … along much of the Hikurangi subduction zone, even as far away as Gisborne, ~600 km away from the earthquake. Monday's 7.8 quake was bafflingly complex in some ways, but simple in others. Wellington Earthquake National Initial Response Plan version 1.1 now available Results of the Disaster Preparedness Survey for 2017 now available to transportation networks and other lifeline utilities as well as disruption to the agriculture and tourism Australian Journal of Emergency Management, Centre of Excellence for Prescribed Burning, The Mw 7.8 14 November Hanmer Springs Earthquake, Briefing No. To our people-focussed team of duty officers, technicians, app and website developers, public information specialist and scientists who have worked tirelessly and under the most stressful conditions: thank you for your dedicated work. Between these systems is a zone of strike-slip (where the plates slide laterally past each other) and compression, where the plate motion is taken up on a complex network of numerous faults in the northern South Island. Tragic rescue: 100-year-old pulled from rubble after son killed in devastating quake, The New Zealand Herald. Also, the GeoNet team have added 5 power and sensor upgrades at existing sites. At: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11747414The New Zealand Herald 2016, 'Tragic rescue: 100-year-old pulled from rubble after son killed in devastating quake,' The New Zealand Herald, 14 November 2016. A powerful earthquake of moment magnitude (Mw) 7.8 occurred in the Kaikoura region, South Island, New Zealand, at 00:02:56 AM (local time), 14 November 2016. licensed under a Creative Commons Further south of the Kaikōura region, north facing bays along Banks Peninsula were most affected by the tsunami. The earthquake left coral and seabed exposed above the ocean in a matter of minutes. Kaikoura - a very different earthquake, Earthquake Commission. Several of the faults that ruptured were submarine and movement of the seafloor caused a tsunami along New Zealand’s east coast that was recorded on a number of sea level gauges (research article). 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