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  • Information and Data on Valentine's Day Earthquake Information compiled by Dr. Caroline Holden (GNS) Mw 5.7 FEBRUARY 14th EARTHQUAKE General scientific info on the Mw 5.7 February 14th earthquake: GeoNet info: (Link 1,Link 2) PGA shakemap:   The “ShakeMap” above shows the shaking i...
  • NZSEE Response to the 2016-02-06 Kaohsiung (Taiwan) Earthquake A Mw6.4 earthquake struck Southern Taiwan at 3:57am local time on 6 February 2016 with a depth of 23 km. The city of Tainan (population 1.9M (2014)), approximately 48 km from the epicentre, has been reported as the worst affected city. NZSEE’s thoughts ...
  • New Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) on Earthquake Resilience: QuakeCoRE On 7 May, Minister Steven Joyce and the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) announced funding for four new Centres of Research Excellence (https://beehive.govt.nz/release/four-more-centres-research-excellence-funded), including  QuakeCoRE: Centre for Ear...
  • NZSEE and EERI enter into Agreement for Scientific and Technical Collaboration The New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE) and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) from the United States of America have entered into a scientific and technical collaboration agreement with the primary objective of pr...
  • EAG members awarded top honours Members of MBIE’s external Engineering Advisory Group (EAG) were awarded top honours at the recent Institute of Professional Engineers (IPENZ) fellows’ and achievers’ dinner. EAG assists the Infrastructure and Resource Markets group's Building Sy...
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  • NZSEE 2016 Earthquake Strengthening Awards - Entries open Entries are invited for the 2016 Earthquake Strengthening Awards. Case studies of seismic retrofit projects are sought, with awards to be given in the following categories: - Award for Best Engineering Solution - Award for Best Adaptive Re-use - A...
  • AISPBE Revised Section 10 and new Section 14 are now available as Corrigenda 4 Two new sections of the 2006 AISPBE guidelines have been released. These include a revised Section 10 – Seismic Assessment of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings, and a new Section 14 – Geotechnical Considerations. These two sections represent sig...
  • Michael John Nigel (Nigel) Priestley Dear NZSEE Members, It is with deep sadness that I inform you Professor Nigel Priestley passed away peacefully on Tuesday December 23 in Christchurch, surrounded by his wife and children, after a long battle with cancer. Nigel revolutionised the des...
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