National Library of New Zealand
Harvested by the National Library of New Zealand on: May 3 2013 at 7:37:05 GMT
Search boxes and external links may not function. Having trouble viewing this page? Click here
Close Minimize Help
Wayback Machine

Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission Te Komihana Rūwhenua o Waitaha Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission – Te Komihana Rūwhenua o Waitaha

Those who lost relatives and friends in the 22 February earthquake can be assured that there will be a very thorough inquiry into the failure of buildings that resulted in loss of life.
Chair, Justice Mark Cooper
 

Seismicity Hearing

In the week beginning 17 October 2011 the Commission conducted a public hearing in which we  considered evidence and submissions on:

  • New Zealand's geological setting;
  • the seismological model for New Zealand, and in particular for Canterbury; and
  • the nature and severity of the Canterbury earthquakes.

Timetable

 DateTimeTopicPresenter

17 October

1pm Welcome & Opening  
  3pm Opening Statement  Stephen Mills QC, Counsel Assisting the Commission
  3.30pm The Canterbury Earthquake Sequence Dr Terry Webb, Director, Natural Hazards Division, GNS Science
18 October 9.30am Active faults and historical earthquakes in the Canterbury region Professor Jarg Pettinga, Head of Department of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury
    BREAK  
  2.15pm Likely future rates of seismicity in Christchurch Dr Terry Webb
    Implications for building design motions Dr Graeme McVerry, Principal Scientist, Hazards Group, GNS Science
    BREAK  
  4pm Submission Interested Party Rachael Ford (video conference)
19 October 9.30am

International peer review of GNS Science's report 'The Canterbury Earthquake Sequence and Implications for Seismic Design Levels' dated July 2011

Professor Norman Abrahamson, Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkley (by video conference)
  10.30am

 Expert panel discussion

Dr Terry Webb, Professor Jarg Pettinga, Dr Graeme McVerry, Dr Kelvin Berryman (Manager: Natural Hazards Research Platform, GNS Science), Professor Norman Abrahamson
   

BREAK

 
   

Implications for building design motions (continued)

Dr Graeme McVerry, Principal Scientist, Hazards Group, GNS Science 
   

BREAK

 
   

 National Implications and conclusions

Dr Terry Webb
   

Further questioning of expert panel

Counsel Assisting and the Commissioners
20 October 9.30am

Further questioning of expert panel (continued)

Counsel Assisting and the Commissioners

Submissions

Read the received submissions

Related Reports

'The Canterbury Earthquake Sequence and Implications for Seismic Design Levels', GNS Science 

Comments on The Canterbury Earthquake Sequence and Implications for Seismic Design Levels, Professor Ralph Archuleta, University of California, Santa Barbara

Final Comments on The Canterbury Earthquake Sequence and Implications for Seismic Design Levels: Peer Review, by Professor Ralph Archuleta

Review of “The Canterbury Earthquake Sequence and Implications for Seismic Design Levels” dated July 2011, Professor Norman Abrahamson, Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkley

.