Seismotectonics in New Zealand

New Zealand sits on the boundary between the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates, making it an exciting natural laboratory for studying a variety of active tectonic processes!

 
 
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Seamount subduction along the northern Hikurangi Margin

One of my ongoing projects is to use seismic and cGPS data to understand the relationship between slow slip, tremor where seamounts on the rough incoming Pacific Plate subduct beneath the Australian plate along the northern Hikurangi Margin. This work contributes to a multidisciplinary investigation of seismic and aseismic response to fluid pressure changes in fracture networks associated with seamount subduction. See Todd et al., 2018 and Barker et al., 2018.


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