Preliminary Reconnaissance of the Northern South Island

November 18, 2016 by  
Filed under Distributed Infrastructure

A preliminary report on impacts to distributed infrastructure can be found here: ingham_uoa_prelim-observations-15-november


Comparison of Recorded and Design Ground-Motion Spectra for Wellington Deep Soil Sites

November 18, 2016 by  
Filed under Ground motions and Seismology

A summary document which explains the Site Class D Response Spectra and compares to design levels can be found here: comparisonofrecordedanddesigngroundmotionspectra  


Map of Wellington CBD Buildings at Risk

November 18, 2016 by  
Filed under Buildings

A map of Wellington CBD Buildings at risk can be found here (from stuff.co.nz): https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1M9z5A6uIsIOELrZErv2tuVvjOe0&shorturl=1&ll=-41.2821249450906%2C174.7788751285584&z=14 Related article from stuff.co.nz can be found here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/86598854/wellingtons-new-taller-buildings-bore-the-brunt-of-the-huge-78-quake


Response Spectra at Strong Motion Recording Sites

November 18, 2016 by  
Filed under Ground motions and Seismology

Response spectra at all strong motion sites can be found at the link provided below. This viewer allows the user to click on any station on to view the measured response spectra plotted against code limits at that site. Link: Response Spectra at Strong Motion Sites (Note: This post needs to be opened...


Information About the 14 November 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake

November 17, 2016 by  
Filed under Emergency Response

General information for residents including emergency contact information can be found here: information-for-residents_14112016_final


Wellington Ground Motion Characteristics

November 17, 2016 by  
Filed under Ground motions and Seismology

The document in the link below summarises the ground motion characteristics in the Kaikoura event at a number of strong motion stations across Wellington. The ground motions from the 2013 Seddon event are included in the document and plotted using the same scale as the Kaikoura event. A link to the document...


Response Spectra

November 16, 2016 by  
Filed under Ground motions and Seismology

           


Wellington Civil Defence Emergency Map

November 16, 2016 by  
Filed under Emergency Response

Real-time information about the current emergency situation and services available can be found on the Wellington Civil Defence Emergency Map located here.


Groundwater Level Fluctuations at Tasman Following the Kaikoura EQ

November 16, 2016 by  
Filed under Geology/Geotechnical

Following the Kaikoura earthquake, aquifers monitored by the Tasman District Council (Northwest of Kaikoura) showed fluctuations in groundwater levels. A summary of the  groundwater-level-fluctuations-at-tasman-district is found in this link ! Additional information can be found on Tasman District...


Preliminary Motion Characteristics

November 15, 2016 by  
Filed under Ground motions and Seismology

The primary shock of the November 13 event occured 53-km NNE of Amberely at 11:02:56 UTC (12:02 am local time) at a depth of 23-km. Local magnitude has been reported by GeoNet as M7.8.  The closest free-field station (Ward) recorded a peak ground acceleration of 1.2g  approximately 25-km from the...


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