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12 Apr 2021 6:23
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  •   Home > News > Environment

    More large earthquakes are likely over the next 30 days

    More large earthquakes are likely over the next 30 days



    Among a slew of earthquakes yesterday were three major ones - including an 8.1 magnitude quake near the Kermadec Islands.

    GNS Science has three future scenarios: the first being there is an up-to 90 per cent chance of more earthquakes.

    Seismologist Matt Gerstenberger says it's likely they will decrease in frequency.

    But he says there is an 80 per cent probability of quakes between magnitude 7 and 7.9.

    Scenario two is only 15 per cent likely to happen, and would see more quakes closer to magnitude 8.

    Scenario three is only one per cent likely - and would see quakes of 8.5 or greater.

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    Environment:
    The Crusaders have returned to winning ways in Super Rugby Aotearoa, but have needed an golden point extra time drop goal to do so 18:57

    International:
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    Law and Order:
    A man who crashed into a police car while fleeing from officers investigating an assault on Auckland's Ponsonby Rd has been arrested 18:27

    Soccer:
    Wellington Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay's insists his side remains a shot of making the A-League finals 18:17

    Environment:
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    Cricket:
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