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 Tokomaru Bay Feb 27 05:58 2.0 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Karamea Feb 27 05:52 2.3 200 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Feb 27 05:26 2.8 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Feb 27 05:19 1.7 170 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Feb 27 05:04 1.8 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Feb 27 04:52 2.3 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Feb 27 03:30 2.3 240 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hunterville Feb 27 02:52 2.7 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Feb 27 02:43 3.0 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Whanganui Feb 27 02:41 4.0 124 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Te Araroa Feb 27 02:40 3.8 191 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Dannevirke Feb 27 02:25 1.6 56 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Feb 27 02:11 2.9 287 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Feb 27 02:04 1.5 32 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Collingwood Feb 27 01:08 2.3 205 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Oxford Feb 26 22:54 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murchison Feb 26 22:15 2.4 82 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Feb 26 20:16 1.0 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Feb 26 19:58 1.2 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Martinborough Feb 26 19:55 1.6 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Opotiki Feb 26 19:46 2.2 60 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Feb 26 19:43 1.8 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Feb 26 19:13 1.8 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Feb 26 19:04 1.8 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Feb 26 17:07 1.5 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Feb 26 16:33 1.8 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga Feb 26 16:00 2.4 197 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Feb 26 15:56 2.7 190 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Feb 26 15:51 2.1 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Palmerston North Feb 26 15:21 1.7 127 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Feb 26 15:02 2.1 34 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Feb 26 15:01 1.3 33 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Feb 26 14:50 2.1 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington Feb 26 14:29 2.0 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Feb 26 13:44 1.9 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Feb 26 12:37 2.3 175 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Feb 26 12:06 1.8 45 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Feb 26 10:50 1.7 38 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Castlepoint Feb 26 10:43 2.1 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Feb 26 10:41 1.9 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Arthur's Pass Feb 26 09:34 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Feb 26 09:08 3.2 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Te Araroa Feb 26 09:01 3.2 160 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Gisborne Feb 26 08:49 2.1 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Feb 26 08:31 2.8 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Feb 26 08:28 1.4 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Feb 26 08:25 2.3 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Anau Feb 26 08:23 3.5 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Eketahuna Feb 26 07:50 1.6 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Feb 26 07:45 2.1 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Blenheim Feb 26 07:44 2.3 54 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokomaru Bay Feb 26 07:42 2.3 37 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Feb 26 07:39 2.8 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Feb 26 07:30 3.4 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Te Araroa Feb 26 07:29 5.1 170 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Feb 26 07:28 3.6 199 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Gisborne Feb 26 07:15 2.7 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wanaka Feb 26 07:09 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Arthur's Pass Feb 26 06:32 2.4 46 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga Feb 26 06:30 3.1 288 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Rotorua Feb 26 06:17 2.7 206 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Feb 26 06:06 3.0 287 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off W. Coast Of S. Island, N.z. Feb 26 05:13 4.5 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tuatapere Feb 26 05:13 4.5 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Feb 26 05:11 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Feb 26 04:54 2.7 207 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Feb 26 03:11 2.2 47 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Culverden Feb 26 03:02 2.7 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Feb 26 02:41 2.6 66 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ranfurly Feb 26 02:24 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Feb 26 02:18 2.1 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Feb 26 01:48 3.1 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Feb 26 01:44 3.2 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Seddon Feb 26 01:20 2.5 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Culverden Feb 26 00:58 2.6 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Feb 26 00:57 1.6 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Mokau Feb 25 23:26 3.0 262 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Eketahuna Feb 25 23:20 1.6 33 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Feb 25 23:04 3.3 114 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Feb 25 22:45 2.5 66 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga Feb 25 22:29 2.5 88 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Nelson Feb 25 22:05 3.2 91 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taupo Feb 25 21:36 2.3 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Feb 25 20:38 1.6 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Feb 25 20:03 2.7 9 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Feb 25 19:33 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Feb 25 19:33 4.8 30 MAP I Felt It
USGS Tairua, New Zealand Feb 25 19:33 5.1 3 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Feb 25 19:33 4.8 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Feb 25 19:26 3.7 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Feb 25 19:22 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Feb 25 18:44 1.7 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Feb 25 17:37 2.8 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Feb 25 17:02 1.7 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Anau Feb 25 16:34 4.0 120 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Feb 25 16:06 2.5 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Feb 25 15:30 2.2 154 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Feb 25 14:52 1.6 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Feb 25 14:48 2.0 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Feb 25 14:42 2.3 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Feb 25 14:37 2.8 39 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Feb 25 13:48 1.1 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Matawai Feb 25 12:44 2.0 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Feb 25 12:41 3.2 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Feb 25 12:40 4.5 45 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Kaikoura Feb 25 12:40 4.6 24 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON South Island, New Zealand Feb 25 12:40 4.4 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Te Anau Feb 25 12:29 4.8 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off W. Coast Of S. Island, N.z. Feb 25 12:29 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Te Anau, New Zealand Feb 25 12:29 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Kaikoura Feb 25 12:17 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Napier Feb 25 12:10 1.8 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Feb 25 11:47 1.4 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waverley Feb 25 11:44 2.9 100 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Feb 25 11:40 2.2 105 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Feb 25 10:07 1.3 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Feb 25 09:22 2.4 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waverley Feb 25 09:19 3.5 131 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Ohakune Feb 25 09:15 2.1 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Feb 25 08:40 1.2 47 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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