Science Express: Cook Strait earthquakes – how likely is a big one? 

Thu 5 Sep 2013,  6:30pm–8pm
Level 4 Espresso
Free entry

Earthquake expert Russ Van Dissen discusses the effect the Cook Strait quakes are having on the chances of a big one rocking Wellington. He also talks about the behind-the-scenes work being done to minimise a potential quake’s impact.

Russ Van Dissen GNS
Russ Van Dissen
Senior Scientist, GNS Science, New Zealand

Russ Van Dissen is a Senior Scientist at GNS Science with specialist expertise in earthquake geology and seismic hazard assessment. He is leader of GNS Science’s earthquake geology team, and the ‘It’s Our Fault’ project that aims to better define earthquake risk in Wellington.

Russ also assesses the earthquake risk of major infrastructure facilities and man-made structures throughout New Zealand. He is a Fellow of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, and has won several excellence awards from that society, and from the Geoscience Society of New Zealand.

GNS Science

The GNS ‘It’s Our Fault’ project