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 Aug 23 19:30 1.5 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Aug 23 17:37 1.6 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Aug 23 16:40 1.9 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Aug 23 16:12 2.1 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Aug 23 16:08 1.4 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington Aug 23 15:52 2.3 79 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wanaka Aug 23 15:36 3.4 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Porangahau Aug 23 15:29 1.7 34 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Aug 23 14:31 2.0 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Aug 23 14:28 1.7 35 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Aug 23 14:27 1.5 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Aug 23 13:56 2.6 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Fairlie Aug 23 13:52 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Aug 23 12:27 1.8 118 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Karamea Aug 23 11:38 2.6 209 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Aug 23 11:13 2.0 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Aug 23 11:02 2.0 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Aug 23 10:12 2.7 134 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Aug 23 09:36 1.7 81 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Aug 23 09:13 2.0 103 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Aug 23 08:08 1.9 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga Aug 23 07:04 2.4 64 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Aug 23 06:42 2.5 279 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Aug 23 06:34 1.8 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Aug 23 04:34 2.5 100 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Aug 23 04:16 1.6 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Aug 23 02:48 1.8 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Aug 23 02:46 1.6 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga Aug 23 02:09 3.1 237 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Te Araroa Aug 23 01:47 3.1 89 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Eketahuna Aug 23 01:34 2.2 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Aug 23 01:08 2.0 65 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Aug 22 23:26 1.6 32 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Aug 22 22:46 2.3 145 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Nelson Aug 22 22:07 2.5 119 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hawera Aug 22 21:08 2.8 133 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Aug 22 20:12 2.4 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Aug 22 20:00 2.7 90 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Aug 22 19:42 2.0 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Aug 22 19:40 1.8 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Opunake Aug 22 19:05 2.9 221 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Aug 22 15:37 2.1 86 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Aug 22 15:33 2.6 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Aug 22 14:51 2.4 196 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Aug 22 14:46 2.2 33 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Aug 22 14:20 2.0 39 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Aug 22 14:18 2.3 97 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Aug 22 13:58 2.3 83 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Aug 22 13:48 1.6 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Aug 22 13:45 2.6 84 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Aug 22 13:44 2.0 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Anau Aug 22 13:36 3.5 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Waverley Aug 22 13:00 2.5 62 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Aug 22 12:52 1.6 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Alexandra Aug 22 12:22 5.0 111 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Opunake Aug 22 12:09 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Aug 22 11:41 3.6 273 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Wairoa Aug 22 11:39 2.4 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Aug 22 11:36 2.1 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Aug 22 10:49 1.8 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Aug 22 09:56 2.4 205 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Aug 22 09:53 1.8 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Aug 22 09:31 2.3 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Aug 22 08:59 1.6 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Opunake Aug 22 08:38 1.9 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Queenstown Aug 22 07:52 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Cambridge Aug 22 07:21 3.1 251 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Wanaka Aug 22 06:21 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Nelson Aug 22 05:22 2.2 121 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Aug 22 05:04 3.0 204 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Waipukurau Aug 22 04:43 2.4 49 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Aug 22 04:35 1.8 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Aug 22 03:01 1.7 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Aug 22 01:44 2.5 37 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Aug 22 00:55 2.3 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Masterton Aug 22 00:19 2.1 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Levin Aug 22 00:16 2.8 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Aug 21 23:44 1.9 33 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Aug 21 23:14 1.9 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Aug 21 21:22 2.9 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Aug 21 19:24 1.9 45 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Collingwood Aug 21 18:57 3.4 250 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Te Kuiti Aug 21 18:32 3.0 295 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Eketahuna Aug 21 18:02 1.4 31 MAP I Felt It
GEONET St Arnaud Aug 21 15:23 2.5 55 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington Aug 21 14:54 2.5 59 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Aug 21 13:14 3.2 132 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Kaikoura Aug 21 12:33 2.6 46 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whitianga Aug 21 10:42 3.2 221 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET French Pass Aug 21 10:24 3.2 129 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Waipukurau Aug 21 10:04 2.2 43 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Aug 21 09:05 3.1 183 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taupo Aug 21 07:47 1.5 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Aug 21 07:18 2.9 33 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Aug 21 07:09 2.2 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Aug 21 06:25 2.9 187 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Aug 21 03:59 2.0 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Collingwood Aug 21 03:40 2.5 218 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Reefton Aug 21 03:14 3.1 90 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Aug 21 02:53 3.5 146 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Greymouth Aug 21 02:01 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Aug 21 01:58 3.6 276 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Waipukurau Aug 21 01:07 2.1 47 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Aug 20 23:48 2.6 140 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Aug 20 23:30 2.5 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Aug 20 22:49 2.9 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Aug 20 21:54 2.4 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Masterton Aug 20 21:17 2.2 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Aug 20 21:12 2.5 77 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Aug 20 20:36 2.6 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Aug 20 20:11 3.3 153 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Thames Aug 20 19:48 3.3 506 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Karamea Aug 20 19:14 2.6 184 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Aug 20 18:29 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Eketahuna Aug 20 17:47 1.8 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waverley Aug 20 16:58 1.0 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Aug 20 15:54 0.9 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Aug 20 15:13 1.8 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Aug 20 15:10 2.8 227 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Aug 20 13:20 1.0 15 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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