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University of Waikato 101 Durham Street Tauranga

October 2019

EARTHQUAKES – THE MANTLE WEDGE & TSUNAMI

11 October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come along to a lecture by seismologist, Dr Bill Fry, on how Tauranga is affected by earthquakes and tsunami from the Kermadec Trench. Please RSVP to confirm your place. RSVP: james.griffiths@beca.com

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August 2020

The Southern Alps of New Zealand: An Integrated Picture of an Evolving Plate Boundary

25 August 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Presented by Phaedra Upton, Senior Scientist, Geodynamics Team Leader, GNS Science The Southern Alps of New Zealand – An integrated picture of an evolving plate boundary The central South Island has long been a favourite site to study and model oblique continental collision, because the orogen is young, narrow, and a single structure, the Alpine Fault, takes up >70% of relative plate motion. The orogen is highly asymmetric and varies along strike as the nature of the two colliding plates…

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