Ursula Cochran

Dr Ursula Cochran is a freelance science writer from Wellington. She is an earthquake geologist with 18 years as a research scientist at GNS Science. Her interests include neuroscience, parenting, and planet Earth, and aspirations for all New Zealanders to be safer and happier.

Mar 8, 2021

Friday delivered a big test for NZ's tsunami response. How did we do?

Three future scenarios after today's large offshore earthquakes.

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Mar 21, 2020

Embrace the new normal: Why our earthquake recoveries give reason for hope

Some thought the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes would be the end of Christchurch – they weren't. We'll get through Covid-19, too.

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Nov 9, 2017

Why it's so important to mark the anniversaries of earthquakes

Whether it’s one year or, in the case of the formidable Alpine fault, 300, looking back to these events should motivate action on building resilience, writes Ursula Cochran of GNS.

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