Tag Archives: New Zealand

Mapping the spread of the Cordón Caulle volcano ash cloud

On June 4, 2011 the Cordón Caulle volcano complex in Chile erupted sending volcanic ash high into the atmosphere. A combination of small ash particles, which take a long time to fall to Earth, and the high winds of the … Continue reading

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New, high resolution aerial imagery from the Christchurch earthquake

Two days after the destructive Christchurch earthquake in February, 2011 the Royal New Zealand Air Force flew 1,600 metres above the city photographing the aftermath. The aerial imagery was then used by emergency services to assess damage to the area. … Continue reading

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Christchurch earthquake, shaking intensity map

This map, based on information from the U.S. Geological Survey’s Earthquake Hazard Program over-layed on satellite images indicates the intensity of the recent devastating Christchurch Earthquake in various locations around the Canterbury region. The violence of the shaking is indicated … Continue reading

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Mapping Ground Movement During the Christchurch Earthquake

Via BBC News, radar imagery detailing ground movement during the February 2011Christchurch Earthquake. The map was produced from data captured by the Japanese Advanced Land Observing Satellite (Alos) before and after the quake. The coloured fringes represent ground displacement measured in … Continue reading

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Earthquake Prone Buildings in Wellington, New Zealand

Last week, Peter Dunne. member of parliament and leader of United Future (a New Zealand Political party)  got his hands on a list of earthquake prone buildings from Wellington City Council.  He published the PDF file on his Facebook page. … Continue reading

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Christchurch Earthquake Causes Huge Chunk of Ice to Break from Glacier

The Terra satellite captured this false colour thermal image 11 days after the devastating earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. It shows icebergs on Tasman lake (silver coloured) – 200km due west of the city. The result of a 30 million … Continue reading

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Post-Earthquake Satellite Imagery for Christchurch

NZScoop report that Google and GeoEye have released new satellite imagery for Christchurch showing the city after the terrible February 21 Earthquake. The date given for this latest imagery is February 26th. Although there’s some cloud cover, Christchurch Central City … Continue reading

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Visualizing Christchurch’s Earthquakes

Nasa has published a map linking the September 2010 7.3 magnitude Christchurch Earthquake with the devastating quake on February 21, 2011. The map indicates many events over the past 6 months, but not the thousands reported elsewhere. With this in … Continue reading

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