QuakeStar

Welcome To QuakeStar

QuakeStar is an incorporated society formed to establish and operate an earthquake rating scheme for New Zealand buildings, including houses.


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The aim of QuakeStar is to improve the management of earthquake risk in the property industry by providing owners, tenants, users and the public a basic means to distinguish between buildings on the basis of assessed earthquake performance in terms of safety, damage and repair time.

QuakeStar Rating

Risk of Harm*

Damage

Repair Time

★★★★★

Extremely low

Minimal

Days

★★★★

Very low

Moderate

Weeks

★★★

Low

Significant

Months

★★

Moderate

Substantial

> 6 months

High

Severe

> 1 year


Modelled on the United States Resiliency Council Ratings system with a 500-year shaking intensity. *Safety (Risk of personal harm).
  • QuakeStar improves the consistency and accessibility of building reporting
  • Buildings with higher design standards, score higher star-ratings
  • QuakeStar records vital earthquake characteristics
  • QuakeStar is indicative (and not predictive)
  • QuakeStar provides a basis for the comparison of NZ buildings
  • QuakeStar synchronises with %NBS (but with advantages)

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