Topic: New Zealand

Earthquake Triggers “Slow Motion” Quakes

Sept. 11, 2017
New Zealand slow slip

Slow slip events are thought to be able to trigger earthquakes. In a study led by UT Austin, scientists have found the first instance of the reverse—an earthquake triggering a series of slow slip events.

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UT Austin Research Will Help Cities Rebuild After Earthquakes

Aug. 1, 2013

Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin are conducting a study that will help a city rebuild after a string of earthquakes, thanks to a boost from the U.S. National Science Foundation and the government of New Zealand. The knowledge gained could one day help set building codes in earthquake-prone areas in the United States and abroad.

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Preventing Earthquake Damage

July 24, 2013
Preventing Earthquake Damage

A team of Cockrell School engineers is working in New Zealand to understand soil structures in earthquake zones. The goal: buildings that resist damage. Learn more.

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