North Island, New Zealand Subduction
Collaboration with GNS, Victoria Univ. Wellington, Univ. Tokyo - ERI

NSF Marine Geology & Geophysics: Seismogenic zone processes of Hikurangi subduction,
New Zealand: illumination using the SAHKE seismic project (2011-present)

Seismic imaging of subduction interface.
Comparisons to Japan subduction systems.


  • Stern, T.A., S.H. Henrys, D.A. Okaya, M.K. Savage, H. Sato, R. Sutherland, T. Iwasaki, and J. Louie, 2015, A seismic reflection image for the base of a tectonic plate, Nature, 518, 85-88, doi:10.1038/nature14146.

  • Kurashimo, E., S. Henrys, H. Sato, T. Iwasaki, D. Okaya, R. Sutherland, T. Stern, T. Iidaka, T. Ishiyama, and M. Savage, 2015, SAHKE seismic-scatter imaging of subduction beneath Wellington, North Island, New Zealand, Geophys. Res. Letts., 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL063230.

  • Henrys, S., A. Wech, R. Sutherland, T. Stern, M. Savage, H. Sato, K. Mochizuki, T. Iwasaki, D. Okaya S. Seward, B. Toozer, J. Townend, C. Hall, E. Kurashimo, T. Iidaka, and T. Ishiyama, 2013 SAHKE geophysical transect reveals crustal and subduction zone structure at the southern Hikurangi margin, New Zealand, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 14 , doi:10.1002/ggge.20136.


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