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New Zealand: New fault found in Wellington Harbour

8 Oct 2014, NIWA

'Knowing more about Wellington’s geological faults has major benefits in terms of being better prepared and making the city more resilient to earthquakes,' marine geologist Dr Scott Nodder said. 'It is important to work out its exact location and ground rupture size...


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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Earthquake* 2010 300,002
Earthquake* 1987 7,025
Flood 1984 6,805
Flood 2004 2,850
Flood 2004 2,500
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
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