New Zealand earthquake list

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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 French Pass Jan 28 20:03 2.7 71 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Invercargill Jan 28 19:20 4.4 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Jan 28 18:41 3.0 172 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Waipukurau Jan 28 18:19 2.5 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Jan 28 18:18 2.7 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Jan 28 18:09 2.5 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Jan 28 17:02 2.8 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Arthur's Pass Jan 28 16:47 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Invercargill Jan 28 16:09 4.5 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off W. Coast Of S. Island, N.z. Jan 28 16:09 4.5 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Murupara Jan 28 16:08 1.2 36 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Jan 28 15:44 2.3 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Jan 28 15:42 3.6 124 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Whakatane Jan 28 15:29 1.7 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Jan 28 15:04 2.2 40 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Arthur's Pass Jan 28 14:48 2.2 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whangamata Jan 28 14:36 2.5 209 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Jan 28 14:23 2.1 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Oxford Jan 28 14:10 2.2 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Jan 28 14:01 1.5 36 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Jan 28 13:34 1.9 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Jan 28 13:15 2.0 35 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Levin Jan 28 12:43 1.8 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Jan 28 12:41 2.2 111 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Jan 28 12:06 1.5 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Jan 28 11:56 2.6 135 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Jan 28 11:36 2.0 35 MAP I Felt It
GEONET St Arnaud Jan 28 11:00 2.4 68 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Jan 28 10:50 2.2 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Jan 28 10:49 2.0 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Jan 28 10:42 2.1 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Jan 28 09:35 2.3 37 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Jan 28 09:30 2.7 40 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Jan 28 09:28 2.0 35 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Jan 28 09:21 3.1 44 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Jan 28 09:18 2.8 40 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Jan 28 09:15 3.2 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Wairoa Jan 28 09:10 2.0 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Jan 28 08:44 2.5 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokomaru Bay Jan 28 08:44 2.4 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Jan 28 08:40 3.8 420 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Blenheim Jan 28 08:28 2.4 36 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Jan 28 08:11 1.4 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Jan 28 08:06 1.6 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Nelson Jan 28 07:33 2.0 84 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Jan 28 07:06 2.2 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Arthur's Pass Jan 28 06:57 2.4 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Opunake Jan 28 06:28 3.7 206 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Seddon Jan 28 06:26 2.2 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Jan 28 05:44 1.6 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waverley Jan 28 05:27 2.5 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Jan 28 05:11 2.1 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Jan 28 04:32 2.1 103 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Jan 28 04:17 1.8 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Jan 28 04:09 2.8 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Jan 28 03:17 1.4 33 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Jan 28 03:06 2.2 74 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Jan 28 02:50 3.3 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Te Araroa Jan 28 02:49 3.8 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taumarunui Jan 28 02:46 5.0 382 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Jan 28 02:46 4.4 315 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Jan 28 02:46 3.7 352 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Tolaga Bay Jan 28 02:45 1.8 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Jan 28 02:42 2.5 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Picton Jan 28 02:29 1.8 39 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Arthur's Pass Jan 28 02:17 2.1 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Jan 28 01:48 0.9 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tolaga Bay Jan 28 01:46 2.3 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Anau Jan 28 01:18 3.0 110 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Rotorua Jan 28 01:08 2.0 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Jan 28 00:53 1.9 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Jan 28 00:06 2.4 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Jan 28 00:02 2.6 200 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Jan 27 23:44 2.9 51 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Palmerston Jan 27 23:35 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Jan 27 23:17 2.2 84 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Jan 27 23:04 3.3 96 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Porangahau Jan 27 23:03 2.1 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Jan 27 21:51 2.2 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Motueka Jan 27 21:46 2.5 220 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Jan 27 21:46 1.6 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Jan 27 20:44 1.4 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Arthur's Pass Jan 27 20:22 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taumarunui Jan 27 20:18 1.3 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Jan 27 18:47 2.4 84 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Jan 27 18:35 1.6 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Picton Jan 27 18:29 1.8 38 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Jan 27 18:17 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Palmerston North Jan 27 17:50 1.7 67 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Jan 27 17:34 2.3 161 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Jan 27 17:31 1.9 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Anau Jan 27 17:30 2.6 76 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Jan 27 16:46 2.6 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wanaka Jan 27 16:42 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Hunterville Jan 27 14:59 2.2 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Jan 27 14:35 2.3 42 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Jan 27 14:30 1.9 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Jan 27 14:21 2.9 62 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Jan 27 13:45 3.6 246 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Napier Jan 27 13:35 1.7 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Jan 27 13:18 2.7 183 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Jan 27 12:42 1.8 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Jan 27 12:32 2.5 158 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waverley Jan 27 12:28 2.8 184 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Jan 27 12:21 1.0 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington Jan 27 12:05 1.5 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Jan 27 11:59 2.0 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Jan 27 11:17 2.0 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Jan 27 11:02 3.1 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taupo Jan 27 11:01 3.0 196 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Murupara Jan 27 11:00 1.5 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET St Arnaud Jan 27 10:38 2.8 79 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Eketahuna Jan 27 10:10 1.6 33 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Matawai Jan 27 10:08 3.0 64 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Christchurch Jan 27 09:56 2.9 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Jan 27 09:55 2.1 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Jan 27 09:16 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Jan 27 08:34 2.9 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Jan 27 06:45 2.1 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington Jan 27 05:41 2.4 29 MAP I Felt It

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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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