Story: Earthquakes

GPS station in the Southern Alps

GPS station in the Southern Alps

Global positioning system (GPS) equipment is used to pinpoint where strain is building up in the earth’s crust. Stations like this one high in the Southern Alps need to be robust to withstand the extreme climate.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Earthquakes - Living with earthquakes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2024)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2017