Wellington Region Ground Shaking Hazard Zones (incl. Tsunami)

Region: Aotearoa - New Zealand

Description: The occurrence of earthquakes in the Wellington Region is inevitable due to its location at the boundary of two crustal plates. Earthquakes have the potential to cause significant adverse effects within the Region, including loss of life, injury, and social and economic disruption. In recognition of these potential effects, the Wellington Regional Council initiated a project in 1988 to:Assess the risks posed by earthquakes.Identify mitigation options.Implement measures to ensure that the level of risk is acceptable.The purpose of the dataset is to show the geographic variation in ground shaking hazard that could be expected during certain earthquake events.Information on active faults in the western part of the Region has been published in a map series by the Wellington Regional Council - Major Active Faults of the Wellington Region (Map sheets 1, 2 and 3: 1991). Tsunami hazard information for Wellington Harbour is also available.


Team Projects Utilising Wellington Region Ground Shaking Hazard Zones (incl. Tsunami)

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