For discussing the quakes and the aftermath.
Here is today’s RNZ update and key facts:
Ships head to Kaikoura with supplies after New Zealand’s 7.5 magnitude quake, see also:
Day three: Ships join Kaikoura rescue efforts
See this excellent post by Geonet Director Dr Ken Gledhill:
A Message from GeoNet’s Director: Responding to the Monster
Because we do not have a 24/7 monitoring centre we have to wake people and get them out of bed to look at complex data and make serious calls very quickly. It is not an ideal situation given the past few months and I’d like to change that by getting support for a 24/7 monitoring centre for geohazards. I’m going to be blatant in my campaigning for this, because I think we need a 24/7 monitoring centre to respond to these kinds of events.
What makes GeoNet a world class geohazards monitoring system is not our instruments (as much as I love the technology), but our people. When people send kind words via social media or emails or phone calls, my staff feel that support deeply, so thank you.
Another heartfelt Thank You to the Geonet team!
And finally (for now) – another really useful piece from RNZ – read it if you are one of those affected:
Making an EQC claim: What you need to know
TOP STORIES: Foreign warships head to Kaikoura; State of emergency declared across Canterbury; and Wellington high-rise at risk of collapse. pic.twitter.com/NKNHsaixp1
— Morning Report (@NZMorningReport) November 15, 2016
Arriving off Kaikoura coast today:
HMNZS Te Kaha
— Lloyd Burr (@LloydBurr) November 15, 2016