New research into major multi-fault earthquakes 'critical' for New Zealand

New research into major earthquakes is “critical” for New Zealand to prevent future devastation, a leading scientist warns.

Dr Tim Stahl is overseeing the EQC-funded research at the University of Canterbury, trying to pinpoint where and how faults might set each other off. This creates what’s called a ‘major multi-fault earthquake’, which is significantly stronger than a normal quake.

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