Science and data

Scientific information and data about the earthquake, aftershocks, image resources and related links.

New Zealand Government data catalogue

Latest earthquakes

Earthquake Commission geotechnical land reports

Stage 3 land reports
Canterbury Earthquakes 2010 and 2011 Land report as at 29 February 2012
Published: July 2012

The main purpose of the report is to provide information on how the Canterbury earthquake series, beginning on 4 September 2010, has changed residential land in the wider Christchurch area. It explains the technical information collected and the processes used to collect it.

Stage 2 land reports
Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Geotechnical factual reports by suburb
Published: December 2011

Stage 1 land reports
Darfield Earthquake Recovery Geotechnical factual reports
Published: October 2010 – February 2011

GNS Science


Environment Canterbury

Statistics New Zealand earthquake information portal

This web page catalogues statistical data and reports which may be useful to agencies following the 22 February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch. It provides links to reports and data from Statistics New Zealand and from other government and non-government agencies and organisations. It is a resource that will continue to grow over time.


Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Other resources