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 Te Araroa Mar 30 11:38 3.0 217 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Seddon Mar 30 11:19 1.9 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Mar 30 10:10 2.5 276 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Mar 30 10:07 1.7 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Mar 30 09:27 1.6 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Mar 30 09:03 2.4 288 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Castlepoint Mar 30 08:55 2.8 232 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Mar 30 08:53 3.5 277 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Whakatane Mar 30 08:53 3.0 187 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Eketahuna Mar 30 08:44 1.6 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Mar 30 08:38 2.6 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whitianga Mar 30 08:35 3.1 194 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Tokoroa Mar 30 08:31 2.6 157 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Mar 30 08:30 1.7 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Greymouth Mar 30 08:23 3.6 258 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taumarunui Mar 30 08:22 3.7 405 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Mar 30 08:22 3.1 274 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Mar 30 08:03 2.2 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Mar 30 08:02 3.7 232 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Mar 30 08:01 3.6 354 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Whitianga Mar 30 08:01 3.9 258 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Pongaroa Mar 30 07:04 2.7 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Mar 30 06:53 1.8 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Mar 30 06:50 2.1 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Mar 30 06:37 1.8 66 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whangamata Mar 30 06:26 2.8 258 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington Mar 30 05:56 1.8 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Mar 30 05:33 2.2 100 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Mar 30 05:11 1.9 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Matawai Mar 30 04:50 1.6 60 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Mar 30 04:48 1.9 38 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tolaga Bay Mar 30 04:11 2.3 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Mar 30 03:06 2.2 101 MAP I Felt It
GEONET St Arnaud Mar 30 02:24 2.4 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Martinborough Mar 30 01:52 1.5 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Martinborough Mar 30 01:38 2.1 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Mar 30 01:32 2.8 235 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Mar 30 01:20 2.8 117 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga Mar 29 23:55 4.0 431 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Ohakune Mar 29 23:47 0.9 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hunterville Mar 29 23:09 2.5 146 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Mar 29 22:52 2.2 96 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Mar 29 21:22 2.0 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Mar 29 20:00 2.1 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Mar 29 19:55 3.0 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Picton Mar 29 19:15 2.6 46 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Mar 29 18:38 2.1 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Masterton Mar 29 17:42 1.7 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Mar 29 17:14 2.3 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Motueka Mar 29 17:08 2.4 226 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Mar 29 16:56 2.1 31 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Mar 29 16:29 0.8 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Mar 29 16:15 1.6 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Mar 29 16:13 1.6 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Mar 29 15:08 2.3 188 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Mar 29 14:42 2.2 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Mar 29 14:26 2.0 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Stratford Mar 29 13:48 3.0 232 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Rotorua Mar 29 13:39 2.5 235 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Martinborough Mar 29 13:07 2.3 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Mar 29 12:19 2.3 61 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tuatapere Mar 29 11:55 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Hastings Mar 29 11:51 1.7 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hawera Mar 29 11:34 2.8 116 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Mar 29 11:20 2.6 237 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waverley Mar 29 10:48 3.7 131 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Te Anau Mar 29 10:11 3.0 66 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Reefton Mar 29 09:23 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga Mar 29 09:14 3.1 255 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Gisborne Mar 29 08:51 2.0 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Karamea Mar 29 07:09 2.8 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Mar 29 06:41 2.3 187 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Mar 29 05:26 1.5 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Palmerston North Mar 29 05:24 1.8 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ruatoria Mar 29 05:23 1.8 61 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Mar 29 05:10 3.1 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Whanganui Mar 29 04:24 2.1 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hanmer Springs Mar 29 04:14 2.9 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Mar 29 04:00 3.0 133 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Waipukurau Mar 29 03:09 2.7 34 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Mar 29 03:00 2.1 45 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Mar 29 02:59 3.3 187 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Masterton Mar 29 02:28 1.7 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kuiti Mar 29 01:49 3.1 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Pongaroa Mar 29 00:50 1.6 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tolaga Bay Mar 29 00:32 2.9 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whitianga Mar 29 00:29 3.6 251 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Te Kaha Mar 29 00:11 3.1 202 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Murupara Mar 29 00:09 2.0 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Mar 28 23:48 2.6 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington Mar 28 23:47 1.4 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Mar 28 23:31 2.0 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Mar 28 22:54 2.7 199 MAP I Felt It
GEONET New Plymouth Mar 28 22:37 4.3 750 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Rotorua Mar 28 22:29 2.4 207 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Mar 28 22:12 2.3 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Mar 28 22:08 2.2 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Mar 28 21:56 2.0 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokomaru Bay Mar 28 21:51 2.4 49 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tolaga Bay Mar 28 21:50 2.8 45 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Mar 28 21:29 1.5 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Matawai Mar 28 21:19 1.8 60 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Mar 28 21:13 1.5 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waverley Mar 28 20:57 2.2 136 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Mar 28 20:13 2.8 77 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Mar 28 19:36 3.2 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Mar 28 19:20 3.4 209 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Masterton Mar 28 18:32 2.2 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Mar 28 17:58 2.2 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Mar 28 17:42 1.7 193 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Mar 28 17:36 3.1 478 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Murupara Mar 28 17:34 1.9 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Mar 28 16:56 2.8 244 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Mar 28 16:49 2.1 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Mar 28 16:46 2.8 70 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Mar 28 16:20 2.8 116 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Mar 28 15:54 2.4 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Mar 28 14:46 2.2 46 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Mar 28 14:42 3.1 207 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Mar 28 14:41 3.0 224 MAP I Felt It INFO

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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