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Raising the Bar: 10 Years of Battling NZ Earthquakes

Raising the Bar: 10 Years of Battling NZ Earthquakes

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  • Tue 27 Aug ’19, 6:30pm – 8:00pm


Longroom, 114 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby




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Raising the Bar is back for a third round! The University of Auckland is proud to once again host this unique event in which our academics give free public lectures in pubs and bars.

Join Liam Wotherspoon for Ten Years of Battling New Zealand Earthquakes.

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck near Lyttelton at 12.51pm today. More than 100 fatalities have been reported so far, with thousands injured. Power and communications are down in many areas…”

This is an example of news that no one wants to hear. But after a 20-year lull in large, damaging earthquakes, New Zealand has been shaken with significant earthquakes in the past 10 years, rocking Kiwis to the core.

Liam Wotherspoon began his academic earthquake engineering career in 2009, two years before the monumental Christchurch earthquake on 22 February 2011. In this talk he will discuss how the civil engineering sector is combatting a myriad of challenges and how design can be used to help improve the resilience of our country.

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