New Zealand Earthquake Reference Model
The high-resolution KCC New Zealand Earthquake Model captures seismic risk on multiple fault sources, the potential for large-magnitude events on unknown faults, and event clustering
New Zealand Earthquake Snapshot
The 2010-2011 earthquake sequence in New Zealand, which included the magnitude 6.2 Christchurch Earthquake, revealed the region's potential for repeated, high-impact events over a short period of time. Scientific studies have explored this pattern, which has also been observed in 1929, 1942, and 2013. Due to the high density of faults in the region, a rupture on one fault can add strain to another nearby fault and trigger a second rupture. Earthquake clustering has significant implications for modeling potential losses, which KCC scientists and engineers explicitly account for in the high-resolution KCC New Zealand Earthquake Model.
Manage Your Earthquake Risk in New Zealand
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