Update on Kaikoura earthquake claims, New Zealand Earthquake Commission. At the beginning of 2016, the priority focus was to complete the civic centre. Further south of the Kaikōura region, north facing bays along Banks Peninsula were most affected by the tsunami. Kaikoura Earthquake and Tsunami Post Event Report (14 November 2016) 4 May 2017 3 SUMMARY OF THE EVENT At 0002 NZDT on Monday 14 November 2016, amagnitude 7.8 earthquake occurred northeast of Culverden. Of these, Little Pigeon Bay experienced some inundation (research article). Several of the faults that ruptured were submarine and movement of the seafloor caused a tsunami along New Zealand’s east coast that was recorded on a number of sea level gauges (research article). The 2016, moment magnitude 7.8, Kaikoura earthquake in New Zealand’s South Island generated some of the most complex surface ruptures ever observed. The Mw 7.8 November 14, 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake, Briefing No. Coastal uplift from the massive Kaikōura earthquake may have saved the local council from having to spend millions of dollars protecting the town from erosion. Users and managers of spatial data need to consider what impact (if any) the earthquake has had on existing data. On November 13, 2016, a powerful earthquake jolted the northeastern coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Science reporter Jamie Morton delved into the data to look at what we know so far. Kaikōura quake caused 6.9 metre tsunami, Radio NZ. A tsunami followed the earthquake; at the time of the tsunami, the maximum run-up height was 6.9 metres above tide level. GeoNet content is copyright GNS Science and is The Elms Homestead in Kaikoura collapsed following the magnitude 7.5 earthquake at 12.02am, and rescuers spent hours searching for the three residents. Photo by Tim Little, One of Tim and Russ’s trenches (pink rectangles) was cut in half by movement on the Kekerengu Fault (red line. At 12.02 a.m., on Monday 14 November 2016 NZDT, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck 15 km north-east of Culverden, North Canterbury, starting near the town of Waiau. Thanks LINZ and EQC! 3, Risk Frontiers Potential for future damaging earthquakes in New Zealand: Geonet and GNS Science have developed a set of maps of probability of damaging shaking for a series of three MMI intensity levels in the next 30 days. At: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11751775New Zealand Earthquake Commission 2017, 'Update on Kaikoura earthquake claims,' 28 March 2017. Near Okiwi Bay, the team were surveying the elevation of the pre-earthquake low tide mark using two surveying techniques. New drone footage has revealed the extent of a massive landslip triggered by the November 2016 Kaikoura earthquake in New Zealand. More than 18,500 aftershocks have followed since the Kaikōura earthquake (we ran the numbers at 1:52 p.m. on the 10 August 2017). Strong earthquake - Kaikoura, New Zealand on November 14, 2016 November 14, 2016 by Armand Vervaeck Earthquake-report.com only survives with (mostly small) PRIVATE DONATIONS . The majority of claims lodged are for building damage only (71%), 10% for building and contents, 9% contents only and 10% land damage. 13:52, 15 NOV 2016. At: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11747414The New Zealand Herald 2016, 'Tragic rescue: 100-year-old pulled from rubble after son killed in devastating quake,' The New Zealand Herald, 14 November 2016. 1a). Strong shaking was felt throughout New Zealandwith 15840 felt reports submitted to GeoNet (figure 1 below). Serious damage to road and rail infrastructure was also experienced with repairs projected to take up to a year. The Kaikoura Mw7.8 earthquake struck at 12.03 am local time on 14th November 2016 (UTC: 11.03 am 13th November 2016) – a shallow (15 km) magnitude 7.8 earthquake (Mw), with an epicentre located near Waiau in North Canterbury (Kaiser et al, 2017), and strongly shook the North Canterbury and Marlborough regions of NZ. In scientific terms, the Kaikōura earthquake was a new phenomenon. Kaikoura District Council Annual Report 2016/2017 10 Impact of the 7.8 earthquake 2016/2017 has proved to be a demanding year as our small community faced significant challenges. In reality most faults sit still for hundreds or thousands of years, while the land around them gets pushed and pulled, and then they slip a lot all at once, creating an earthquake.). The Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today that private insurers have received business claims valued at more than $900 million from the 14 November 2016 Kaikoura earthquake. At: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/90773348/kaikoura-earthquake-tsunami-was-as-high-as-7-metres-at-one-spotEvans K 2017, 'In the wake of the quake,' New Zealand Geographic 143: Jan - Feb 2017Howie C 2017, ''It was just a freak thing' - Partner of Kaikoura earthquake victim,' The New Zealand Herald, 6 May 2017. On November 14, 2016, an earthquake measuring 7.8 magnitude on the Richter scale struck the northeastern Kaikoura region on the South Island of New Zealand.It produced more than 20 fault ruptures, with some 112 miles (180 kilometers) of surface ruptures. Jo-Anne Mackinnon died because of the Kaikoura earthquake. The Kaikoura earthquake has had a devastating and on-going effect on Kaikoura. Huge slips caused by the 7.8 earthquake on November 14, 2016 blocked State Highway One north of Kaikoura. June 2017. M 7.8 - 54km NNE of Amberley, New Zealand, USGS Earthquake Hazards Program. Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and EQC have been providing us with funding to develop and sustain our GPS network. At 12:03 am local time, on November 14th, 2016, a moment magnitude (M w) 7.8 (USGS) earthquake struck the Kaikōura region of South Island, New Zealand.The earthquake occurred at a complicated portion of the Australian–Pacific plate boundary, where the motion between the two plates decreases southwestward, and the azimuth changes from trench-normal to trench-parallel along the … Another aspect to consider is the type of coordinates for new data collected in the affected area; should they be consistent with existing pre-earthquake coordinates or do they need to reflect post-earthquake … - New Zealand earthquake live updates. At: https://www.eqc.govt.nz/news/update-on-kaikoura-earthquake-claims, Amos J 2017, 'Kaikoura: 'Most complex quake ever studied,'' BBC News, 23 March 2017.Daly M 2017, 'Kaikoura Earthquake tsunami was as high as 7 metres at one spot,' stuff.co.nz, 28 March 2017. 3, Risk Frontiers. 4, Risk Frontiers. 'It was just a freak thing' - Partner of Kaikoura earthquake victim, The New Zealand Herald. EQC has received around 38,000 residential claims for damage caused by the 14 November Kaikoura earthquake. Our first consideration during an event like Kaikōura is for everyone impacted. The earthquake also affected Wellington, but (thankfully) at greatly reduced force. And, thank you to the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment, for helping us fund a large part of the science response to the Kaikōura earthquake. KAIKŌURA EARTHQUAKE 2016 . Wellington Earthquake National Initial Response Plan version 1.1 now available Results of the Disaster Preparedness Survey for 2017 now available with modern instruments (research article). The earthquake left coral and seabed exposed above the ocean in a matter of minutes. along much of the Hikurangi subduction zone, even as far away as Gisborne, ~600 km away from the earthquake. Kaikoura building settlements almost complete: EQC, Insurance News. In the wake of the quake, New Zealand Geographic. The M w 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake struck just after midnight on 14 November, with an epicenter ~20 … Astonishingly, the M7.8 Kaikōura earthquake triggered large slow slip events The report acknowledges the following sources: Insurance Council of New Zealand 2017, 'Kaikoura earthquake business claims reach $900 million,' media release 1 February 2017. Kaikoura - a very different earthquake, Earthquake Commission. The epicentre where shaking started was about 15 kilometres (9 mi) north-east of Culverden and 60 kilometres (37 mi) south-west of the tourist town of Kaikoura. In one area, the uplift was a remarkable 5.5 meters (18 feet). Monday's 7.8 quake was bafflingly complex in some ways, but simple in others. (Most faults don't constantly slip - the slip rate is a measure of the movement on a fault over thousands of years. Landslide dam on the Hapuku River, looking downstream, Landslides at Ohau Point, north of Kaikoura blocking SH1. to transportation networks and other lifeline utilities as well as disruption to the agriculture and tourism These slow slip events following the Kaikoura earthquake released a large amount of built-up tectonic energy and lasted over the weeks and months following the earthquake. In the city of Wellington, widespread damage occurred to buildings, many communities suffered power outages, and damage to docks impaired ferry traffic across Cook Strait. 5, Risk Frontiers (PDF 972KB). The 2016 Kaikoura earthquake was a magnitude 7.8 (M w) earthquake in the South Island of New Zealand.It happened two minutes after midnight on 14 November 2016 NZDT (11:02 on 13 November UTC). To our people-focussed team of duty officers, technicians, app and website developers, public information specialist and scientists who have worked tirelessly and under the most stressful conditions: thank you for your dedicated work. Joanne R. Stevenson, Julia Becker 2, Nicholas Cradock-Henry 3, Sarb Johal 4, David Johnston 5, Caroline Orchist on 6. and Erica Seville 7 Kaikoura was, unfortunately, one of the places hit the worst. (Click for a bigger map.). After being rocked by a deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake, a wave of powerful aftershocks, thousands are now stranded in a New Zealand town near the quake's epicenter. A powerful earthquake has struck New Zealand near the ... Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee after flying over the coastal town of Kaikoura, ... Zealand's South Island, November 14, 2016. industries (research article, research article). Attribution 3.0 New Zealand License, Hikurangi Subduction Earthquakes and Slip Behaviour, Earthquake Details; History; Story; Technical; Tsunami This led to the closure of state highway routes and the main railway line (read here). Surveying at a coastal uplift site near Half Moon Bay, on the southern side of the Hope Fault, uplift here is 2.1 – 2.4 m. Earthquake geologists from GNS Science and marine biologists from University of Canterbury surveying coastal uplift. The Mw 7.8 November 14, 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake, Briefing No. caused extensive coastal uplift, widespread landslides and landslide dams, as well as slow-slip 'silent' earthquakes. The video, released by GNS Science on May 12, provides a unique view of the former hill now known as Seafront Slip. Learn more about the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program . ... media caption The earthquake caused damage in Kaikoura and Culverden. The Kaikoura earthquake shook New Zealand. The most likely scenario is that the aftershocks will continue to decrease in frequency (and in line with forecasts) over the next year and no aftershock of magnitude 7 or larger will occur. Because of this valuable network and data, we are able to understand the geological process and inform New Zealanders. I know that submarine landslides off of Kaikoura could trigger quite large Tsunami as well, so it isn't just the earthquakes people should be worried about. Photo by Laura Wallace. A powerful earthquake of moment magnitude (Mw) 7.8 occurred in the Kaikoura region, South Island, New Zealand, at 00:02:56 AM (local time), 14 November 2016. As the data streams in, scientists are scrambling to decode its hidden meanings and answer some burning questions of Antipodean geology. The 14 November 2016 Kaikōura earthquake. + 3 other earthquakes 20140201 Patches for events: Cook Strait, 17 July 2013 Lake Grassmere, 16 August 2013 20160701 Reverse patches Christchurch, 14 February 2016 20170601 Hybrid patch for Kaikoura 14 November 2016 Xuhua Shia,⇑, Yu Wanga, Jing Liu-Zengb, Ray Weldonc, Shengji Weia, Teng Wanga, Kerry Sieha a Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798, Singapore bState Key Laboratory of Earthquake Dynamics, Institute of Geology, China Earthquake Administration, … Also, the GeoNet team have added 5 power and sensor upgrades at existing sites. The Kaikōura earthquake occurred in an area known as the Marlborough fault system (MFS). Shortly after midnight on Monday 14th November 2016, the 7.8 magnitude Kaikoura earthquake rocked New Zealand. The forgotten impact: Kaikoura earthquake: Wellington still paying the price, Deloitte. This visualisation shows the propagation of seismic waves during the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake as well as the tsunami that was triggered. At: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11848670The New Zealand Herald 2016, 'Live: 7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes near Hanmer Springs in South Island - two killed, Kaikoura isolated, Wellington CBD damaged,' The New Zealand Herald, 14 November 2016. Between these systems is a zone of strike-slip (where the plates slide laterally past each other) and compression, where the plate motion is taken up on a complex network of numerous faults in the northern South Island. The quake lasted approximately two minutes and was considered notable for the complexity of the ruptures involved. Read here for more information Kaikoura Earthquake and Tsunami: 14 November 2016 Post Event Report (National Emergency Management Agency response) Exercise Tangaroa post-exercise report. This report provides an assessment of the economic impact of the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake via disruption to horizontal infrastructure, household and government consumption and industry sectors, including tourism. This fifth briefing contains observations arising from a visit to Wellington and Blenheim. All submissions will be reviewed and verified before they are added to the collections. The handy calculator at the US Geological Survey shows that a magnitude 7.8 earthquake is nearly twice as big (1.995 times) as a 7.5 quake. Insert CleverPhrase Here 13:25, 13 November 2016 (UTC) Merge with November 2016 New Zealand earthquakes 1, Risk Frontiers (PDF 480KB). More than 200 landslides blocked rivers and generated landslide dams. Starting in Culverdon , 70km south of Kaikōura , the quake ripped across several fault … Since the Kaikōura earthquake there have been a total of 21 new earthquake monitoring installations. Live: 7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes near Hanmer Springs in South Island - two killed, Kaikoura isolated, Wellington CBD damaged, The New Zealand Herald. The 7.8 magnitude quake lifted the seabed by 0.5 to 2 meters (2 to 7 feet) along a 20-kilometer stretch of the Kaikoura coast. Faults in the north section of this fault system (the Awatere, Clarence and Wairau) have slip rates of ~4 to 8mm/yr, while the Hope and Kekerengu faults slip at rates of 20 mm/yr or more. Extensive uplift and deformation occurred almost instantaneously over ~110km from Oaro to Lake Grassmere (research article). The Mw 7.8 14 November Hanmer Springs earthquake occurred on or near the interface between the Pacific Plate and the Australian plate. The earthquake rupture (movement on the faults) propagated south-west to north-east through the North Canterbury and Marlborough Fault areas- essentially "unzipping" along an approximately 180km length of the northeast coast of the South Island (Watching the M7.8 Kaikoura Quake Dominos Fall in Real Time). By February 2017, business insurance claims exceeded NZ$900 million, broken down as follows (correct 1 February 2017): Satellite imagery indicated that as a result of the earthquake: This incident was included in the Major Incidents Report 2016-17 (Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience, 2017). Overall, the damage along the Kaikōura coast from the tsunami was minor because the tsunami arrived at mid to low tide, much of the Kaikōura coastline was uplifted during the earthquake, and the beaches along the coastline here are steep. I wonder if they have triggered the warning alarms in Sumner? The two sides of the trench are now about nine metres apart. M 7.8 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake Our team including the broader GNS seismology team provided not only timely response information to NZ decision makers (NZ government, Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, Engineering communities etc) but also contributed critical science information: Potential for future damaging earthquakes in New Zealand: Geonet and GNS Science have developed a set of maps of probability of damaging shaking for a series of three MMI intensity levels in the next 30 days. Economic impact of the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake, New Zealand Ministry of Transport. Along many parts of the coast the uplift was evident from decaying subtidal bull kelp (Durvillaea antarctica) on exposed rocky platforms. Some Kaikōura businesses are within six to eight weeks of collapse as visitor numbers dwindle, a new group set up to advocate for earthquake-affected traders and retailers says. Photo by Tim Little, Field measurements of offset fences (orange line). The Mw 7.8 November 14, 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake: Briefing No. The construction was This includes 9 GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System), 9 strong motion (measures really strong shaking), 2 short-period (for smaller shaking) and 1 repeater (information transfer). Christchurch moved two centimetres to the south. The Mw 7.8 November 14, 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake, Briefing No. There was also a response from the Defence Forces of New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United States and Japan which were coincidentially in New Zealand for the 75th anniversary celebrations of the Royal New Zealand Navy. Gary Morton relives the night when he sat with the body of his partner, who died in the Kaikoura earthquake. The impact on nature, the town, and the people was more than what anyone could have imagined. New Zealand’s Earthquake Commission (EQC) says 88% of residential building settlements from the 2016 Kaikoura catastrophe were completed at the end of last month. If you have information you would like to contribute (documents, data and images), please click the button on the right to go to the submissions page. Commission and GNS Science. At: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11747702Radio NZ, 'Kaikōura quake caused 6.9 metre tsunami,' 5 May 2017Seismological Society of America, 'Seismologists offer detailed look at New Zealand's Kaikoura earthquake,' ScienceDaily, 12 April 2017. Kaikoura Earthquake tsunami was as high as 7 metres at one spot, stuff.co.nz. A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake recently struck New Zealand and lifted the seabed 6 feet upward. The rupture lasted nearly 2 minutes in total, and where the faults met the ground surface the ground was displaced, horizontally (sideways) and vertically (up-down) by up to 12 metres. GeoNet is a collaboration between the Earthquake At: https://www.icnz.org.nz/media-resources/media-releases/single/item/kaikoura-earthquake-business-claims-reach-900-million/Morton J 2016, 'The Big Read: Unravelling the quirks of the Kaikoura Earthquakes,' The New Zealand Herald, 21 November 2016. Bottom right insert shows a map view of the slow slip areas. The report acknowledges the following sources: Insurance Council of New Zealand 2017, 'Kaikoura earthquake business claims reach $900 million,' media release 1 February 2017. The Mw7.8 2016 Kaikōura earthquake: Surface fault rupture and seismic hazard context June 2017 Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering 50(2):73-84 Inspections and occupancy of government buildings in Wellington: State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes said that the State Services Commission had made it clear from the start that properly qualified structural engineers had to carry out building assessments, while Hughes had worked with chief executives on how to ensure the checks were up to standard. According to the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS) in New Zealand, the earthquake epicenter was at 42.69 °S, 173.02 °E, about 90 km northeast of Christchurch, the 3rd largest city in New Zealand (Fig. Ruptures occurred on multiple fault lines and our community was completely cut off from the rest of New Zealand. However, the driving mechanism for such earthquake rupture complexity remains partly unclear. On Monday 14 November 2016, the magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake resulted in ground movements exceeding 5cm from the middle of the South Island to the bottom of the North Island. News & Views How complex is the 2016 M w 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake, South Island, New Zealand? Cross section of the North Island of New Zealand showing where the slow-slip earthquakes (brown to yellow patches) is happening at the boundary between the Australian and Pacific Plates. 2, Risk Frontiers. Slow-slip events describe the episodic slow release of energy (over days to months) that are often observed to occur on large faults where two tectonic plates meet. The USGS operates a 24/7 National Earthquake Information Center in Colorado that can be reached for more information at (303) 273-8500. Strong aftershocks have struck New Zealand after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed two people. Attribution 3.0 New Zealand License. Kaikōura businesses 'within 6-8 weeks of collapse', Radio NZ. (2017) that shows the locations of faults that ruptured to the ground surface. Information about emergencies, disasters and disaster resilience comes from many sources. Much of the science and understanding that has been achieved from this event would not be without the help of local people. One of the worst hit towns was Kaikoura, which lies close to the epicenter of the earthquake. The impacts of the Kaikōura earthquake were wide-ranging. Photo by Kate Clark. The tsunami that followed the Kaikoura Earthquake reached a peak height of about 7 metres, researchers have confirmed. The big earthquake that struck New Zealand last year may have been the most complex ever, say scientists. Kaikoura tsunami travel time map. Strong aftershocks and looming severe weather hamper efforts to reach communities stranded by disaster. ... 14 November 2016. 15,840 Felt Rapid Reports were submitted online in the first hour and our website took a massive 250 million hits in 24 hours (peaking at 35,000 hits per second). The height was approximately 5.3 metres at Oaro; a survey team located various marine flora and fauna as far as 250 metres inland of the high tide mark. Commission, Creative Commons Tragic rescue: 100-year-old pulled from rubble after son killed in devastating quake, The New Zealand Herald. Christchurch, Wellington, North Canterbury and Marlborough are the top locations for claims lodged. Kekerengu Fault rupture displacing the road and house by ~10 metres. (Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience, 2017). The slow slip events we most commonly observe in New Zealand occur on the Hikurangi subduction zone, A 100-year-old woman and her daughter-in-law were rescued from the rubble of an historic homestead, while her son tragically did not make it. At 12.02 a.m., on Monday 14 November 2016 NZDT, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck 15 km north-east of Culverden, North Canterbury, starting near the town of Waiau. Powerful Earthquake Jolted New Zealand Seabed 6 Feet Upward, Forbes. Damaged buildings in Wellington: Nearly 50 earthquake-damaged buildings in Wellington have been inspected by engineers, with some likely to be closed for weeks or longer, and one may require demolition. USGS map of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake in New Zealand on November 13, 2016. On November 14th 2016, the earthquake hit, rattling Culverdon through to Seddon. The New Zealand Earthquake Commission had received around 38,000 residential claims for damage caused by March 2017. A large number of landslides occurred on the coastal cliffs starting just south from Cape Campbell, becoming more intense south of the Clarence River, with several larger (100,000 – 500,000 m3) Since the Kaikoura Earthquake almost two weeks ago there has been a lot of comparison to the Canterbury Earthquake sequence. New Zealand earthquake 2016. Photo by Julian Thomson, Bluff station. Kaikoura earthquake business claims reach $900 million, Insurance Council of New Zealand. The Big Read: Unravelling the quirks of the Kaikoura Earthquakes, The New Zealand Herald. licensed under a Creative Commons The Kaikōura Earthquake was better documented and measured than any natural event in our history. At: https://www.icnz.org.nz/media-resources/media-releases/single/item/kaikoura-earthquake-business-claims-reach-900-million/, Cape Campbell, in the north-east of the South Island, moved north-north-east by over two metres, rising almost a metre vertically, Kaikoura moved north-east by almost one metre, rising 70 centimetres, The east coast of the lower North Island moved up to five centimetres to the west, The Wellington region moved between two and six centimetres northwards. Google Earth image showing the length of the South Island Coastline impacted by the Kaikoura earthquake and subsequent uplift Redlines show the faults. Kaikoura Earthquake Nov 14th 2016 Just after midnight on the 14th of November 2016 Kaikoura was hit by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that has been described as the most complex ever studied. Tragic Rescue: 100-year-old pulled from rubble after son killed in devastating quake, Kaikōura... 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