Kaikoura Earthquake Caused ‘Largest and Most Widespread Episode of Slow Slip’ Seen in NZ
September 14, 2017
A slow slip event is a similar to an earthquake, but instead of taking seconds it takes weeks and months.
In a GeoNet blogpost, GNS Science explained their research, with Dr Laura Wallace saying slow slip events caused by the Kaikoura earthquake was “probably the clearest example worldwide of long distance, large-scale slow slip triggering”.
“The magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake was one of the most complex earthquakes ever recorded with modern instruments,” they wrote.
TVNZ, Sept. 13, 2017
Radio New Zealand, Sept. 12, 2017
Featuring: Laura Wallace, research scientist, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences