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 Pongaroa Jun 02 19:20 1.6 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Jun 02 19:11 1.5 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Mount Cook Jun 02 18:43 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taumarunui Jun 02 18:05 1.6 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Jun 02 17:54 2.0 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Jun 02 17:47 2.9 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Jun 02 17:35 1.9 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Jun 02 17:13 2.8 132 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Jun 02 16:55 2.5 188 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Jun 02 16:21 1.6 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Jun 02 16:07 2.2 56 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington Jun 02 15:45 1.9 62 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Jun 02 14:53 2.3 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Jun 02 14:31 2.4 141 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wanaka Jun 02 14:14 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Turangi Jun 02 13:13 2.2 101 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Motueka Jun 02 12:27 2.6 103 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waverley Jun 02 12:02 2.4 126 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Jun 02 10:38 2.5 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Jun 02 10:08 1.5 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Jun 02 09:07 3.2 265 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Mount Cook Jun 02 08:58 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Auckland Jun 02 08:18 2.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taupo Jun 02 08:17 1.7 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Matawai Jun 02 07:03 2.4 55 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Jun 02 05:58 2.6 176 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wanaka Jun 02 05:49 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Opunake Jun 02 05:40 2.6 196 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Jun 02 05:13 2.3 62 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Palmerston North Jun 02 04:14 1.7 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Opotiki Jun 02 03:38 1.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Fairlie Jun 02 01:30 2.2 77 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Jun 02 00:30 2.1 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Collingwood Jun 02 00:01 3.3 196 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Tokoroa Jun 01 23:54 2.4 160 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Jun 01 23:42 3.3 223 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Porangahau Jun 01 22:46 2.3 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Jun 01 21:52 2.2 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waverley Jun 01 20:56 2.6 107 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Jun 01 20:25 2.5 46 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Jun 01 20:04 2.3 36 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Palmerston North Jun 01 19:40 1.8 51 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Martinborough Jun 01 19:11 1.8 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Jun 01 16:47 2.2 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Jun 01 16:17 2.4 40 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hawera Jun 01 14:34 2.5 152 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Methven Jun 01 14:21 2.1 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Jun 01 13:52 1.9 77 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Jun 01 13:33 1.7 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Jun 01 13:25 2.2 51 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Jun 01 13:14 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Arthur's Pass Jun 01 12:51 2.2 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Matawai Jun 01 12:39 2.4 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Jun 01 12:36 3.0 209 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Methven Jun 01 12:27 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Jun 01 12:15 2.9 399 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Methven Jun 01 12:10 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Methven Jun 01 11:25 2.5 6 MAP I Felt It
USGS Dunedin, New Zealand Jun 01 11:18 4.3 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Jun 01 11:17 4.3 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dunedin Jun 01 11:17 4.7 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Napier Jun 01 11:15 3.2 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Whakatane Jun 01 11:12 2.8 188 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Jun 01 11:12 3.2 131 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Pongaroa Jun 01 10:29 1.8 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Jun 01 10:25 2.8 159 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Jun 01 09:44 1.7 34 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Jun 01 09:34 2.0 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Jun 01 09:14 1.8 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Jun 01 08:47 2.5 145 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Methven Jun 01 07:58 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Methven Jun 01 07:39 2.1 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Arthur's Pass Jun 01 07:34 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Jun 01 07:29 2.1 66 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Jun 01 07:06 2.6 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tolaga Bay Jun 01 05:48 3.2 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Waverley Jun 01 05:42 2.3 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Jun 01 04:47 2.6 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Jun 01 04:32 1.6 32 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Jun 01 04:11 2.0 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Jun 01 03:48 2.7 210 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Anau Jun 01 03:47 3.4 65 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taumarunui Jun 01 03:05 2.0 73 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Jun 01 02:49 1.5 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Jun 01 02:08 3.4 83 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Wairoa Jun 01 02:03 2.1 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Jun 01 01:27 1.8 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Jun 01 01:25 1.5 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Picton Jun 01 01:11 2.6 54 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Haast Jun 01 00:59 3.0 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Wairoa Jun 01 00:47 1.8 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Jun 01 00:21 1.8 62 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha May 31 23:10 2.2 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch May 31 23:01 2.5 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Mokau May 31 21:55 3.8 251 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island May 31 21:38 3.1 272 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Waipukurau May 31 21:17 1.4 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Palmerston North May 31 21:10 2.9 100 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa May 31 21:09 3.9 220 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Te Kaha May 31 20:30 2.2 168 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings May 31 20:15 2.8 65 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa May 31 19:33 2.6 199 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa May 31 19:06 2.3 209 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara May 31 18:48 2.1 58 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau May 31 18:26 1.5 41 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa May 31 18:10 1.6 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape May 31 18:04 1.3 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau May 31 17:30 1.5 221 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington May 31 17:12 1.8 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Matawai May 31 16:37 2.3 63 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu May 31 16:21 2.3 117 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau May 31 16:10 2.0 37 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa May 31 16:09 1.5 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Martinborough May 31 15:54 1.4 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hawera May 31 15:48 2.3 194 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings May 31 15:47 1.4 34 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui May 31 15:35 1.8 37 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wanaka May 31 15:31 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Murupara May 31 15:06 1.7 54 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa May 31 14:36 1.9 22 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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