Thursday, July 28, 2011

Exploring the website - Landslides.

Landslides are a common hazard in NZ, GeoNet has a rapid response capability (a team of experts ready to go to a large/damaging landslide) and is compiling a database of New Zealand's landslides.

We also monitor some large slow moving landslides in New Zealand, we have information on these landslides (  as well as interactive graphs which you can use to see the various GPS, borehole and rain-gauge sites.

To the right is a graph of the Utiku landslide, showing a period of high rainfall in Sept (C) leading to an increase in groundwater level (B) and subsequent ground displacement (A)

You can also read reports from our rapid response team here.

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