New Zealand

New Zealand: Satellite sees worst droughts in decades

Degree of drought in New Zealand seen from space.

Much of New Zealand had reached drought status when in mid-April 2013 it finally stated to rain. By early April, climate and weather experts had started calling it the worst drought on North Island in 70 years. The area around Wellington, for instance, saw no rainfall at all between February 13 and March 17.

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Fri, 26/04/2013 - 09:12

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176
Fri, 04/26/2013

Satellite images reveal extent of Rena oil leak

A new satellite image that shows the likely spread of oil from the Rena suggests things may be worse than many realise.

The satellite image was captured by DLR, the German Aerospace Centre, by its TerraSAR satellite on Friday and shows the likely spread of oil from the ship, which remains stuck on the Astrolabe Reef off the coast of Tauranga.

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Mon, 17/10/2011 - 10:51

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-38

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176

“Working together to protect Pacific communities form the risks posed by natural and climate related hazards” - 3rd Session of the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management in Auckland

The Pacific Platform for

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Fri, 05/08/2011 - 12:02

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New Zealand earthquake mapped by satellite

A satellite has mapped the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated Christchurch, New Zealand, showing how the ground deformed, researchers say. Radar data from the Japanese Alos spacecraft show the magnitude 6.3 tremor that killed more than 160 people Feb. 22 was centered directly under the city's southeastern suburbs, the BBC reported Monday.

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Wed, 09/03/2011 - 15:07

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175

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Earthquake in New Zealand

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On 9/3/2010 4:35:46 PM UTC an earthquake of magnitude 7 and depth 5km has struck an highly populated area in the Canterbury Province in New Zealand.

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Earthquake in New Zealand

GLIDEnumber: 

EQ-2010-000175-NZL

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Canterbury Province

Occurance Date: 

03/09/2010

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-44

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172

Earthquake in New Zealand

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On 7/15/2009 9:22:33 AM, an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 and depth 33km occurred in New Zealand generating a small tsunami with estimated maximum wave height of 0.3 m.

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Ressources from Earthquake Hazards Program, click here

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Earthquake in New Zealand

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TS-2009-000134-NZL

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New Zealand

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15/07/2009
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