Earthquake Research

Earthquake Research

The major focus within the Canterbury region over the next fifteen years will be the rebuilding of Christchurch.  The University of Canterbury is committed to being an integral part of the rebuilding process through providing high quality research to underpin the recovery effort.

Earthquake research is being conducted in almost every department within the University, from Engineering to Social and Political Sciences. Overall there are 200 projects, many of which are directly contributing to the recovery of Canterbury. The full list of projects is here:

UC Earthquake Research 2013 (XLS, 114KB)

UC SPARK provides users with information on UC researchers, the projects they work on, the research groups they are part of, the specialist equipment that they use, and the affiliations they have. To find an expert in UC SPARK, enter a keyword in the box and click on Search:

Earthquake Research Fora

The 2012 Earthquake Research Forum, "Renewal and Resilience", was held on June 5th, 2012.

The 2011 Earthquake Research Forum, "Regaining Solid Ground", was held on September 2nd, 2011.

Other Links

Centre for Risk, Resilience & Renewal (UCR3)

UC Quake Centre

UC CEISMIC Digital Archive

UC Quakestudies


For any queries about earthquake related research, please contact:

Jace Carson
Research Consultant
Ph: +64 3 364 2688 extn: 7741
Fax: +64 3 364 2694