Sentinel Blog

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