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Updated NZ tsunami threat map 2013

Updated NZ tsunami threat map 2013 | Geography Classroom |

Recent tsunami research has presented New Zealand with a mixed bag of news. Parts of our coast are exposed to greater tsunami hazard than previously thought, while the hazard in other coastal regions is the same or less. The findings come from a new GNS Science report commissioned by the Ministry for Civil Defence and Emergency Management. It updates a report on New Zealand’s tsunami hazards that we compiled in 2005.

This year’s report incorporates new research and significant changes in scientific understanding since our 2005 report. It focuses on the entire New Zealand coastline rather than just the main population centres. It also uses more advanced modelling to quantify the tsunami hazard. Areas where the hazard is higher are the North Island’s east-facing coasts and the southwest of the South Island. In other coastal regions, the tsunami hazard remains about the same, or has even decreased.

Our recent research and modelling has shown the hazard from near-source tsunami with little travel time is higher than previously estimated. This is particularly the case for tsunami generated by undersea earthquakes off the North Island’s east coast.

Via Mathijs Booden
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Handy for Yr 7 disasters

Mathijs Booden's curator insight, September 30, 2013 3:37 PM

The 220 page report is probably overdoing it for high school pupils, but this summary map is a good resource. Describe the distribution of tsunami height along the NZ coast, contrast the threat level along the east and west coasts if the North Island, explain the large maximum amplitude along the eastern Northland, Coromandel and East Cape coasts.

Rainer Emily's curator insight, October 1, 2013 11:38 AM




This article is about area and geography because if you're in a certain area you may be in danger of a tsunami. 

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48 iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Geography / Earth Science

48 iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Geography / Earth Science | Geography Classroom |
After a year or two of tinkering and experimenting with apps for teaching / learning Geography, I have (finally) compiled this list of what I deem to be the most useful iPad apps for teaching Geogr...
Massiel Barros-Torning's curator insight, October 9, 2013 3:28 AM

This is a terrific list. Well done!