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 Seddon Apr 22 00:13 1.9 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Apr 22 00:00 1.5 37 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Apr 21 23:48 2.3 68 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Apr 21 23:47 1.5 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Apr 21 22:56 2.2 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Apr 21 21:35 2.9 178 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Nelson Apr 21 21:04 1.9 68 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Apr 21 20:48 2.1 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET New Plymouth Apr 21 20:35 2.4 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Motueka Apr 21 20:06 2.7 123 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Palmerston North Apr 21 19:32 1.6 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Apr 21 19:31 2.1 184 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whangamata Apr 21 19:16 3.3 384 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Seddon Apr 21 18:26 2.1 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Apr 21 18:24 1.9 61 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Stratford Apr 21 18:19 2.8 524 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokomaru Bay Apr 21 18:17 2.3 49 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 21 17:51 1.8 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Apr 21 17:44 1.5 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Apr 21 17:36 1.5 54 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Martinborough Apr 21 17:17 1.1 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington Apr 21 17:09 2.2 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Feilding Apr 21 17:07 2.0 63 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Apr 21 17:00 2.1 49 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 21 16:52 1.3 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Apr 21 16:40 2.0 176 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Apr 21 16:28 1.9 81 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Apr 21 16:02 2.5 57 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ruatoria Apr 21 16:00 2.2 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ranfurly Apr 21 15:42 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Kaikoura Apr 21 15:38 2.4 31 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Kaikoura Apr 21 15:30 2.7 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ruatoria Apr 21 15:14 2.0 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ruatoria Apr 21 15:09 2.5 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Apr 21 14:59 1.9 176 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 21 14:57 1.6 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Apr 21 14:38 1.9 74 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hawera Apr 21 14:29 2.2 120 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 21 14:11 1.1 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Arthur's Pass Apr 21 13:57 2.3 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Apr 21 13:57 2.8 164 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Apr 21 13:53 3.0 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Apr 21 13:49 4.1 384 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Napier Apr 21 13:38 1.6 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Apr 21 13:31 2.7 281 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Apr 21 13:15 2.1 199 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Apr 21 12:55 2.3 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Geraldine Apr 21 12:49 1.9 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 21 12:18 1.4 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tolaga Bay Apr 21 12:10 2.1 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whitianga Apr 21 11:28 3.0 243 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Collingwood Apr 21 11:28 3.0 354 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 21 10:57 1.5 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Apr 21 10:11 1.7 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Apr 21 10:00 2.6 141 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hanmer Springs Apr 21 08:51 2.4 62 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Apr 21 08:35 2.0 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Arthur's Pass Apr 21 08:30 1.9 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Apr 21 08:24 1.9 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Martinborough Apr 21 07:25 2.1 114 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Opotiki Apr 21 07:18 1.9 50 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Apr 21 05:35 2.0 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Apr 21 04:27 2.6 186 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Apr 21 03:57 2.2 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Milford Sound Apr 21 02:10 2.9 85 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Arthur's Pass Apr 21 01:53 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Anau Apr 21 01:50 3.7 123 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Porangahau Apr 21 01:38 1.7 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Kaikoura Apr 21 00:53 2.4 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Kaikoura Apr 21 00:47 2.5 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Martinborough Apr 21 00:33 1.3 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Kaikoura Apr 21 00:30 2.6 32 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Martinborough Apr 20 23:32 2.0 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Cambridge Apr 20 23:21 2.7 235 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Apr 20 22:55 1.9 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Kaikoura Apr 20 22:24 2.5 31 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Apr 20 22:11 2.2 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Masterton Apr 20 22:02 1.2 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Apr 20 21:38 1.3 33 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Apr 20 21:13 1.6 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Apr 20 20:23 0.9 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Apr 20 19:21 1.7 47 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Apr 20 19:07 1.5 50 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Apr 20 18:57 2.3 60 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Apr 20 18:40 1.6 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Arthur's Pass Apr 20 18:21 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Apr 20 18:20 1.4 47 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Apr 20 18:06 1.8 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Apr 20 16:43 2.1 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Apr 20 15:59 2.2 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Apr 20 15:56 2.1 63 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Apr 20 14:53 2.8 246 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Castlepoint Apr 20 14:43 3.3 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Hastings Apr 20 14:39 1.2 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Mokau Apr 20 14:31 3.3 248 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Whangamata Apr 20 13:57 2.8 276 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Apr 20 13:53 1.6 36 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Apr 20 13:51 2.9 202 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Apr 20 13:39 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Apr 20 13:02 2.5 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Apr 20 12:30 0.9 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Apr 20 12:27 2.3 63 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waverley Apr 20 12:11 2.8 348 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Arthur's Pass Apr 20 11:33 2.4 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Apr 20 11:12 1.9 37 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Mount Cook Apr 20 11:12 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Apr 20 10:54 2.5 214 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Apr 20 10:27 2.4 190 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Palmerston North Apr 20 10:07 1.6 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Masterton Apr 20 10:01 1.7 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Apr 20 09:16 3.2 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Hanmer Springs Apr 20 09:12 2.6 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Apr 20 08:19 2.0 60 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 20 06:35 2.3 35 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ruatoria Apr 20 06:26 1.8 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Milford Sound Apr 20 05:36 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Te Araroa Apr 20 05:11 2.0 38 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Apr 20 04:30 2.6 67 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Apr 20 04:15 1.6 74 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Apr 20 03:54 2.0 138 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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