Earthquakes happen every day in New Zealand. Instruments record the ground shaking from over 14,000 earthquakes in and around the country each year. Most are too small to be noticed, but between 150 and 200 are big enough to be felt. On a world scale, seismicity (earthquake activity) in New Zealand varies from moderate to very high. Wellington lies in one of the most active of New Zealand’s seismic regions and Auckland in one of the least active. Christchurch and Dunedin are in areas of intermediate activity.
April 2011 liquefaction seminar presentations:
Click here for "Aspects of New Zealands Natural Hazards" introduction.
Click here for "Tonkin and Taylor Darfield and Christchurch Earthquakes" presentation.