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Earthquake equations to help in disaster planning

April29

New Zealand scientists are surveying several hundred people about their experiences in the February 2011 earthquake which devastated many parts of Christchurch, in the South Island. “Teams of scientists will scour the quake-shattered eastern suburbs of Christchurch to gather vital information to improve earthquake hazard and risk assessments in New Zealand. Where owners or occupiers […]

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Tsunami Remembrance

March9

We are still in awe at the destructive tsunami that hit Japan a year ago. This composite picture gives some idea of the power of the earthquake and the tsunami that followed. Our hearts go out to our Japanese friends for all the sadness they endured and still endure today: This tsunami was triggered by […]

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Data Display – Migration after Christchurch Earthquakes

February23

The New Zealand Herald has surveyed the migration patterns following the severe earthquakes in Christchurch a year ago. The use of percentages, a pie graph and Migration Map with flow lines illustrates different data displays. Each has its strengths and weaknesses. Click on the map to read each migration story as this brings the data […]

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