Revision of the science model for future earthquake shaking in New Zealand

A GNS media release.

A scientific model that estimates the likelihood and strength of earthquake shaking in different parts of New Zealand is being revised to reflect the latest research knowledge.

GNS Science, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and EQC announced today that they are revising the National Seismic Hazard Model (NSHM).

It is widely used by government and industry to estimate the likely impact of earthquakes on the country’s land, buildings and infrastructure.

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