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Maintaining Seismic Networks

Southern Geophysical Limited has been working with Kyoto University's Disaster Prevention Research Institute for over five years now. Researchers from the university installed a network of seismographs to observe earthquake activity in the upper South Island. Southern Geophysical assisted the researchers with establishment of the network, and now look after and maintain the network from year to year. Every maintenance run requires over 2000 km of driving and trekking to some of the most remote corners of the South Island, with an unpredictable mix of heavy snow, warm sun, torrential rain, friendly locals, and occasionally even earthquakes!