Event Date : 11-14-2016
Location : Kaikoura, New Zealand
Report Date : 01-10-2017
Event Category: Earthquake
Sequence of Events: Yes
EQ Magnitude : Mw 7.8
Report Number: GEER-053
DOI: doi:10.18118/G6NK57
Event Latitude: -42.4008
Event Longitude: 173.68

The 2016 M7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake severely affected the South Island of New Zealand. The significant geotechnical impacts of the event included surface fault rupture and landslides, and observations of site effects, liquefaction, and social impacts were also important. The geotechnical efforts are documented in a GEER report. Preliminary landslide inventory and QuakeCoRE quick report are also provided. Other documents will be published elsewhere.

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File Title File Version File Date File Type
QuakeCoRE-GEER-EERI Report Version 1 03-31-2017
Landslide Inventory Version 1 09-14-2017
GEER Chapter 1 Version 1 06-14-2017
GEER Chapter 2 Version 1 06-14-2017
GEER Chapter 3 Version 1 09-14-2017
GEER Chapter 4 Version 1 06-14-2017
GEER Chapter 5 Version 1 06-14-2017
GEER Chapter 6 Version 1 06-14-2017
GEER Full Report Version 1 06-14-2017
The work of the GEER Association, in general, is based upon work supported in part by the National Science Foundation through the Geotechnical Engineering Program under Grant No. CMMI-1266418. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF. The GEER Association is made possible by the vision and support of the NSF Geotechnical Engineering Program Directors: Dr. Richard Fragaszy and the late Dr. Cliff Astill. GEER members also donate their time, talent, and resources to collect time-sensitive field observations of the effects of extreme events.