Sentinel Blog

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.

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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

Six lessons for Kiwi business owners from the Christchurch and Kaikoura earthquakes

Posted by Sentinel on 19/11/19 2:00 PM

Many businesses look to the wrong data to make key decisions about their people and buildings in the immediate aftermath of an event.  

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

The Christchurch earthquakes: part of a shaky history

Posted by Sentinel on 24/10/19 4:06 PM

The Alpine Fault. Its next earthquake is overdue, making it quite possible that most Kiwis alive today will see it rupture in a magnitude-8 earthquake, leading scientists say. When it does, the entire South Island will be affected on some level; roads and railways broken or blocked, rivers dammed or diverted, many buildings damaged to some degree. Some towns will be cut off completely, possibly for months. And it’s not just the “big one” itself – there will be an entire sequence of multiple magnitude 7, 6 and 5 quakes rippling up and down the island for years afterward.

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