New Zealand earthquake list

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The list below shows the last earthquakes in New Zealand

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – New Zealand time = UTC +11
SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 18 18:50 1.4 36 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokomaru Bay Apr 18 18:17 2.0 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokomaru Bay Apr 18 18:03 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Apr 18 17:35 1.6 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Apr 18 17:15 2.4 71 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kuiti Apr 18 17:07 2.2 160 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Apr 18 16:09 2.1 92 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Palmerston North Apr 18 16:01 1.4 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Mount Cook Apr 18 15:58 2.3 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tolaga Bay Apr 18 15:47 2.1 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Apr 18 15:45 2.1 48 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hanmer Springs Apr 18 15:40 2.5 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Apr 18 15:27 2.1 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hanmer Springs Apr 18 15:27 2.8 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Apr 18 14:54 2.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Hawera Apr 18 13:57 2.4 163 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Apr 18 13:20 1.9 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Apr 18 12:13 2.6 62 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Apr 18 11:44 1.6 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Apr 18 11:37 2.7 146 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Apr 18 11:34 3.8 102 MAP I Felt It
EMSC North Island Of New Zealand Apr 18 11:18 3.7 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Apr 18 11:16 5.4 60 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Apr 18 11:16 4.9 104 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 18 09:10 2.7 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waverley Apr 18 09:03 2.2 99 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 18 09:02 1.5 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Apr 18 08:49 1.7 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Apr 18 08:38 2.0 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 18 08:13 1.6 34 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Apr 18 07:56 2.8 125 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Apr 18 07:42 1.9 90 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hawera Apr 18 07:17 3.1 172 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Martinborough Apr 18 07:12 1.4 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waverley Apr 18 06:59 2.9 107 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 18 06:44 2.6 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Apr 18 05:50 2.3 97 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hunterville Apr 18 05:49 1.6 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Apr 18 05:33 1.9 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Motueka Apr 18 05:06 2.9 206 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Apr 18 04:58 1.7 65 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Apr 18 04:39 2.5 53 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 18 03:46 2.0 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Apr 18 03:31 2.2 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Apr 18 03:17 1.6 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Kawhia Apr 18 03:14 2.8 173 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Picton Apr 18 03:06 3.1 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Dannevirke Apr 18 02:45 2.5 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Apr 18 02:42 3.0 68 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Apr 18 02:25 2.0 109 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Oxford Apr 18 01:51 1.9 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET New Plymouth Apr 18 01:32 3.3 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Dannevirke Apr 18 01:18 2.1 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Apr 18 01:04 2.1 57 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tolaga Bay Apr 18 00:14 2.1 42 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Apr 17 23:35 2.4 190 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Apr 17 22:57 1.7 40 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Apr 17 22:16 1.7 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Apr 17 22:07 1.7 61 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Apr 17 21:55 2.9 198 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Apr 17 21:47 1.6 49 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Apr 17 21:30 2.3 181 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Apr 17 21:09 1.6 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waverley Apr 17 20:44 2.7 120 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ruatoria Apr 17 20:06 1.9 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Apr 17 19:36 2.5 146 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Apr 17 19:33 2.3 48 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Apr 17 19:01 2.2 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Apr 17 18:37 2.2 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Oxford Apr 17 18:18 2.1 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Apr 17 18:07 2.1 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Apr 17 18:03 2.3 202 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Apr 17 17:58 2.5 149 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Castlepoint Apr 17 17:51 1.4 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 17 17:39 2.2 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Masterton Apr 17 17:25 1.7 67 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Apr 17 17:11 1.3 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Apr 17 17:07 2.0 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Apr 17 16:41 1.5 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokomaru Bay Apr 17 16:01 2.1 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Apr 17 15:57 3.4 237 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Nelson Apr 17 15:54 2.6 85 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Opotiki Apr 17 15:51 1.8 43 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Apr 17 15:50 1.9 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Apr 17 15:42 2.8 229 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Apr 17 15:22 1.5 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Apr 17 14:36 2.3 160 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Cambridge Apr 17 14:13 2.3 189 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Apr 17 13:58 1.9 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Apr 17 13:29 4.6 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Whanganui Apr 17 13:16 2.5 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Apr 17 12:54 1.6 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tolaga Bay Apr 17 12:40 2.3 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Apr 17 12:19 2.5 235 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Apr 17 12:16 2.1 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Apr 17 11:58 2.4 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Apr 17 11:29 1.7 44 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Apr 17 11:24 1.5 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Palmerston North Apr 17 11:04 1.6 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Apr 17 11:02 1.4 49 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Matawai Apr 17 10:26 1.5 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga Apr 17 09:39 2.3 195 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Anau Apr 17 09:38 3.4 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Collingwood Apr 17 08:28 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Seddon Apr 17 08:22 2.1 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Apr 17 08:16 2.1 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Opunake Apr 17 08:10 1.9 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Apr 17 07:52 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Waipukurau Apr 17 07:02 1.7 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Anau Apr 17 06:29 3.2 127 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Te Araroa Apr 17 05:57 4.0 302 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Hastings Apr 17 05:50 2.6 49 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Apr 17 04:19 3.2 258 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Dannevirke Apr 17 04:03 1.7 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Apr 17 02:12 1.9 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Apr 17 01:41 2.5 194 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Apr 16 23:15 1.8 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Apr 16 23:12 1.7 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Apr 16 23:10 2.4 69 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Kaikoura Apr 16 23:01 2.6 25 MAP I Felt It

Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
People :
Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
People :
Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
People :
Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
Fittings :
Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
Structures :
Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
People :
Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
Fittings :
Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
Structures :
Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
Fittings :
Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
Structures :
Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
Environment :
Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
People
General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
Fittings :
Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
Structures :
Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
Environment :
Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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