Friday, September 7, 2012

Exploring our new website - Pt 1

Our new website went live this week and we hope you are all enjoying it! I thought I'd do a wee series of posts to help you find your way around!

The first important part are the three main places to get your information:

- Quakes: Every earthquake located in New Zealand! Along with seismic drums and statistics.

- Volcano:  Home to cameras, drums and the current status of the volcanoes.

- Info : Which has all of our latest news, hazard info,  maps of our networks, and our raw data.

You can access these different areas by the black bar which is at the top of each page (see pic above)


 - When you go to this is where you will find yourself here (only the last three felt earthquakes are shown so the page loads quickly!)
- Using the navigation bar (circled in the pic on the right) you can select a region and see all of the recent events there and you can choose to see ALL or FELT earthquakes. This is also where you will find the seismic drums.


-Here you can select a volcano and see its current alert level, drums and photos from our volcano cameras


- News: All of our latest news articles, volcano alert bulletins, and updates
- Data: Where you can access all of our raw data, and find quakes via QuakeSearch
- Networks: View maps of all of our networks across NZ, individual site information and information on the equipment we use
- Geohazards: This is where you will find info on earthquake, volcano, tusnami and landslides

Some tips

See a question mark ? -  hover your mouse over it and get more info

See a link with a information i sign next to it - this link will take you to the Info part of our website

Looking around info - check out the page 'tree' on the left hand side for more pages to look at

Click on Maps for a cool interactive time-map

And finally, we are still tweaking a few things, and more features will be added in the near future!


  1. New site is worse than useless. And the proving one's not a robot thing is useless for anyone who's vision is less than perfect.

  2. It took at least 20 attempts to prove I'm not a robot

  3. Where did you have to prove your human-ness??

  4. What happened to those isoseismal map things? they were good :( ...
    @ Cleo i agree the non-robot tests are are ridiculously hard!

  5. Hugho - we are working on new shake maps like the USGS use.

    Can you tell me where you had to do the robot test??

  6. I didn't have to do a robot test........

  7. I did just then when posting that comment........

  8. Ah ok it's not the website it's my blog! Sorry it's a google thing!

  9. Congratulations on your new website, Sara! :) If I may suggest, you can also incorporate a welcoming page aside from displaying the menu directly. You can put a brief introduction about the site and its main purpose. It can help visitors know the main function of the website immediately.

    Jamie Viggiano