On Monday, 14 November 2016, at 12:02 a.m. local time, the magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake struck east of Hanmer Springs on New Zealand’s South Island. It has been described by GNS scientists as a complex rupture sequence with fault ruptures extending approximately 100 km. Engineers from our Christchurch office are investigating the effects of the earthquake and its aftershocks. Here is our first take (16 Nov.) on the situation.
Image courtesy USGS Shake Map MMI Contours.
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We have property loss consulting teams on the ground in the affected areas to assist with damage assessments and claim support in the aftermath of the quake.
For immediate assistance please contact Christchurch Office Director Peter Lassetter at +64.3.341.3115.
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