QuakeCoRE-GEER-EERI Earthquake Reconnaissance Report is now available!


Kaikoura-LFE-Recon-Report-Final-CoverA collaboration between QuakeCoRE, GEER, and EERI has produced a new Learning From Earthquakes (LFE) reconnaissance report that summarizes impacts from the M7.8 Kaikoura, New Zealand Earthquake on November 14, 2016.

Download the QuakeCoRE-GEER-EERI Earthquake Reconnaissance Report (3 MB PDF)

The report covers a wide range of disciplinary topics including emergency response, ground motions, tsunami impacts and warning, landslides, liquefaction, distributed infrastructure, building impacts, and recovery planning. It also describes impacts in many areas of New Zealand including Kaikoura, Northern Canterbury, Marlborough, and Wellington.

This reports draws extensively from several sources of information, in particular the early report produced by QuakeCoRE in December 2016 and a tsunami report prepared by Wilson and Johnson for EERI in January 2017. Additional report content has been added on landsliding, emergency response, and organizing for recovery.

QuakeCoRE is a network of leading New Zealand earthquake resilience researchers from seven partner organizations including University of Canterbury, University of Auckland, GNS Science, and Resilient Organizations. Researchers from each of these organizations have contributed to this report. Several of the co-authors of this report were members of the NSF-sponsored Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Association team that responded to this event, and several other GEER team members contributed to information presented in this report.

The QuakeCoRE, GEER, and EERI authors include:

  • Brendon Bradley
  • Mary Comerio
  • Misko Cubrinovski
  • Sally Dellow
  • Dmytro Dizhur
  • Kenneth Elwood
  • Marta Giaretton
  • Russell Green
  • Nick Horspool
  • Matthew Hughes
  • Jason Ingham
  • Laurie Johnson
  • Chris Massey
  • Erica Seville
  • Gye Simkin
  • Joanne Stevenson
  • Rick Wilson
  • Liam Wotherspoon


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