Tectonic plates animation

This animated video shows the movement of the ...

Dandelion seeds

Dandelion seeds float away in the wind. To ...

Why do scientists study earthquakes ...

New Zealand gets lots of earthquakes every ...

Earth's structural layers

The currently accepted theory of the Earth’s ...

Tectonic plates, volcanoes and ...

Far underneath the ground we walk on, the ...

Tectonic plate boundaries

Map showing tectonic plate boundaries and ...

Seismic waves

When an earthquake occurs shockwaves of ...

Earth waves

Seismic waves are waves that travel through ...

Slow slip event – an animation

Slow slips are silent earthquakes that occur ...

Pieces in a puzzle

The Earth’s crust is made up of large ...

The base isolation principle

Chris Gannon and Dr Bill Robinson of Robinson ...

Is base isolation always ...

Dr Stefano Pampanin from the University of ...

Explaining a rock core

Dr Phil Shane takes us through a rock core – ...

Plate boundaries

There are three types of plate boundaries ...

William Clayton building

A fixed-base building (built directly on the ...

Rotorua caldera formation

Caldera eruptions leave behind large craters ...

Columnar basalt

Basalt is associated with great rock columns ...

How base isolation originated

Dr Bill Robinson of Robinson Seismic, the ...

Auckland volcanic field

Auckland is built of an active volcanic ...

Lead rubber bearings

A cross-section of a lead rubber bearing used ...

Inside the Earth

The Earth is made up of different layers.

Strengthening Parliament House

In 1992 Parliament house was strengthened to ...

Earth structure

The various layers that make up the Earth's ...

Plate tectonics

Professor Richard Price describes the theory ...

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