GSNZ Public Lecture

5:30 PM
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7:00 PM

Social Sciences Lecture Block, Massey University Campus, Fitzherbert, Palmerston North (north of Library Road)
National tour or event

Everyone is welcome to join us for this Public Lecture to hear two speakers:
Warning! Natural hazard forecasts and why people respond in different ways, with Dr Sally Potter
Past coastal earthquakes and tsunamis of Aotearoa/New Zealand, and preparing for our shaky future, with Dr Kate Clark

Warning! Natural hazard forecasts and why people respond in different ways

Where can you find out more about the natural hazards that might affect you? Why do people respond in different ways to warnings, and what makes them more effective? How can you contribute to our understanding of hazards and their impacts? What will forecasts and warnings look like in the future? 

This interactive presentation will show you how we can use the best science available to support our decisions and get ourselves ready for impending natural hazards.


Past coastal earthquakes and tsunamis of Aotearoa/New Zealand, and preparing for our shaky future

Much of the Aotearoa/New Zealand coastline has been shaped by past earthquakes. The coastal landscape bears the imprint of dramatic uplift, sudden subsidence, and tsunami impact. Earthquake geologists use these landscape clues to piece together the history of earthquakes and tsunamis over thousands of years. Kate will explore how the coastal landscape of the lower North Island and upper South Island contains the story of past earthquakes, and how this information helps us prepare for future seismic events.