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Scientists to Present on the Hikurangi Fault

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Hawke’s Bay people have another opportunity to learn more about New Zealand’s largest fault, the Hikurangi subduction zone next week.

East Coast LAB (Life at the Boundary) alongside NZ Geoscience Society, GNS & NIWA is hosting a public presentation at Napier War Memorial Conference Centre-

Wednesday 28 November from 6 – 8pm.

Leading scientists Dr Kate Clark, Dr Laura Wallace and Dr Dan Basset of GNS Science and Dr Alan Orpin of NIWA will be presenting the latest scientific research about New Zealand’s largest fault.

They will explain what they currently know about the Hikurangi subduction zone, fault lines, large earthquakes and slow slip earthquakes and discuss the diverse scientific research projects currently underway. 

Following the four talks there will be time for the audience to ask question.

Kate Boersen of East Coast LAB says “It’s a great opportunity for the Napier and Hastings communities to learn more about the science involved, and how we are coming to understand more about the risks the Hikurangi subuction zone poses to Hawke’s Bay.” 

 

East Coast LAB (Life at the Boundary) is a project, which makes it easy and exciting to learn more about natural hazards and how they affect us living on the coast near the Hikurangi plate boundary.

22 November 2018

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