Following the devastating earthquake on Tuesday February 22nd, a team of four GeoNet technicians and scientists are on their way down to Christchurch to deploy instruments to better capture the aftershock sequence, and get a better understanding of the local fault structure. I will follow their progress and update you with photos.
Due to limited accommodation in Christchurch our team have traveling and are staying in a camper van.
UPDATE 16:00 Team one (camper) have just driven through Seddon, and Team 2 are currently on the ferry, though a late boarding means they will be spending the night in Kaikoura
before heading down to Christchurch and meeting up with the camper team.
Below - the very full GNS ute of Team 2, waiting to load onto the ferry