Public invited to hear latest earthquake science findings

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Public invited to hear latest earthquake science findings

Scientists have declared the 2016 Kaikoura-Hurunui earthquake sequence one of the most complex in history, with more than 20 different faults shifting.

Marlborough residents are invited to a public meeting to hear more about the latest earthquake research findings.

This meeting follows up on the very popular meeting held last year during the PATA seismologists’ conference in Blenheim.

Speakers include GNS scientists Russ van Dissen, Rob Langridge and Chris Massey, who will give overviews of the science outcomes from the earthquake, and take a closer look at the Papatea Fault.

People will also hear about the latest from the Alpine Fault research programme AF8, from Dr Caroline Orchiston of the University of Otago.

There will be time for questions from the public.

The meeting is on Wednesday 29 August at the ASB Theatre in Blenheim.

Doors open at 5.30 pm, with speakers starting at 6.30 pm. A cash bar and refreshments will be available.

Entry is by gold coin donation, with all proceeds going to the New Zealand Red Cross.


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