Helping New Zealand build earthquake resilience

Posted: 6 August 2020

A new project is underway to revise New Zealand's National Seismic Hazard Model.

Improving New Zealand's National Seismic Hazard Model is vital in helping both the building sector and government understand likely earthquake impacts on land, buildings and infrastructure. This information is essential to New Zealand building resilience and managing risks to safety, security and our economy.

GNS Science and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) are leading this project with support coming from the Earthquake Commission (EQC), engineers, and international scientists.

Key users include MBIE, EQC, local and regional authorities, NZTA, structural and geotechnical engineers, land-use planners, seismic hazard and risk modelling consultants, and the insurance sector.

More information on this project can be found on the gns.cri.nz website

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