This week Lara (GeoNet Network Operations and Development Manager) and i came down to Canterbury to collect four temporary seismic sites from Mt Hutt Station, and scope around for new test areas for permanent sites. We aim to put out 5/6 sites to test for two different potential stations, this depends on time/weather etc.
After the Canterbury earthquakes we expanded our seismic network in the immediate area, so these sites are a continuation of that and they will be the southern most new additions for the Canterbury extension.
Below are some are some photos from our trip for your viewing pleasure! You can read one of my more detailed blogs on how we set up our test sites here.
Day One: Mt Hutt
|Loading up the ute in Christchurch|
|Mt Hutt Station|
|Our first site to collect at Mt Hutt Station|
Day two: Arundel <- click to find out where this is (and no, its not Middle Earth)
|Lara digging at our First site|
|Second site finished with a thunderstorm in the background|
|The cows were really keen|
|And then the storm got us|
|Hail = ouch!|
|Murphy the farmers dog didn't like the thunder and caught||a ride home with us|