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Sentinel - Canterbury earthquake anniversary and 2022 updates

Posted by Sentinel on 23/02/22 4:42 PM
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Topics: Earthquake Preparation, Structural Health Monitoring, Structural Monitoring Systems

ShakeOut - New Zealand's earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi

Posted by Sentinel on 27/10/21 6:13 PM

At 09:30am Thursday October 28th, organisations across New Zealand will run preparedness and response drills for earthquake and tsunami. ShakeOut takes place  to remind people of the right action to take during an earthquake. Drop, Cover and Hold. You can also practise a tsunami hīkoi (evacuation) if you're in a coastal area.

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Topics: Earthquake Preparation, Structural Health Monitoring, Structural Monitoring Systems

M7.1 earthquake, off the east coast of the North Island - 5 March 2021 - Post Earthquake Situation Report

Posted by Sentinel on 5/03/21 4:20 PM

M7.1 earthquake, off the east coast of the North Island.  Friday, March 5 2021 at 02:27 am

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Topics: Earthquake Preparation, Structural Health Monitoring, Structural Monitoring Systems

Making smart decisions for your people and your business in the heat of an earthquake

Posted by Sentinel on 1/03/21 11:57 AM

A milestone reminder of the importance of having a plan

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Topics: Earthquake Preparation, Structural Health Monitoring, Structural Monitoring Systems

What Covid-19 has taught us about data, information and decisions

Posted by Sentinel on 3/09/20 4:39 PM

Natural disasters – like earthquakes, floods or pandemics – can have massive, sometimes disastrous, impacts on businesses. For example, when the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes struck Canterbury, we weren't as ready as we should have been, and the impact was devastating. It begs the question: if the use of data and technology had been more widespread at the time, would it have lessened that impact?

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Topics: Earthquake Preparation, Structural Health Monitoring, Structural Monitoring Systems

How prepared is your business to keep going after an earthquake? Take the test

Posted by Sentinel on 25/08/20 12:08 PM

Take the quiz now

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Topics: Earthquake Preparation, Structural Health Monitoring, Structural Monitoring Systems

How prepared is your business for the next big earthquake?

Posted by Sentinel on 10/03/20 9:22 AM

A guide to keeping your business going and your employees safe

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Topics: Earthquake Preparation, Structural Health Monitoring, Structural Monitoring Systems

Emergency response procedure - the tools to get it right

Posted by Sentinel on 24/01/20 3:26 PM

How to build a best practice co-ordinated incident management system.

It may come as somewhat of a surprise, but what we've learned here at Sentinel is that since the September 2010 and February 2011 earthquakes, Kiwi businesses and organisations are still not as prepared for them as they should be. This is true even of Canterbury businesses, who've been through significant seismic events.

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Topics: Earthquake Preparation, Structural Health Monitoring, Structural Monitoring Systems

Why no two earthquakes are the same – and what it means for building assessment

Posted by Sentinel on 18/12/19 9:43 AM

New Zealand has a very shaky history. The last decade has seen significant seismic activity, ranging from barely noticeable to highly destructive. And the science tells us that it will continue on this way - meaning that everyone, from individuals to business owners to managers of large infrastructure, needs to be ready for future events.

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Topics: Earthquake Preparation, Structural Health Monitoring, Structural Monitoring Systems

Global best practice for earthquake response and resilience: the 10 key factors

Posted by Sentinel on 18/12/19 9:14 AM

New Zealand – and specifically the Canterbury region - has become one of the most seismically active developed countries in the world. Since 2010, we've experienced many quakes ranging from barely felt to significantly destructive. Compared to other earthquake-prone areas of the world, this gives us relevant, recent experience that others don’t.

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Topics: Earthquake Preparation, Structural Health Monitoring, Structural Monitoring Systems