The Nov. 12 earthquake wasn't centered on any known major faults in the Earth's crust. In its wake, scientists will collect data to add detail to what they know about seismic activity in the area.
Early analysis of the New Zealand earthquake shows it may be a complex event, involving several faults on the South Island.
For seismologists, there's much to be learned after a major earthquake, as aftershocks help them map out the fault with high precision. More data now can prepare a region for its next big one.
Small fault lines and fractures in the earth are likely to lead to gold, new research from the CSIRO has found. Researchers…