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 Kaikoura Feb 24 05:50 2.1 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Feb 24 05:38 1.4 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Feb 24 05:19 2.2 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Palmerston Feb 24 04:31 2.2 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Feb 24 04:30 2.4 74 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Feb 24 04:08 1.5 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Kaikoura Feb 24 03:55 1.9 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Arthur's Pass Feb 24 03:43 2.0 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Feb 24 03:41 1.3 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Feb 24 03:40 1.1 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Kaikoura Feb 24 03:26 2.0 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Feb 24 03:21 1.9 82 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Feb 24 03:19 0.2 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hamilton Feb 24 02:55 1.7 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Arthur's Pass Feb 24 02:50 2.6 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Feb 24 02:43 0.7 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Arthur's Pass Feb 24 02:16 1.9 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Feb 24 02:11 1.9 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Feb 24 02:08 1.8 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Feb 24 02:04 2.4 104 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Feb 24 01:54 0.9 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Feb 24 01:37 0.8 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Feb 24 01:34 1.0 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Feb 24 01:34 2.0 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Nelson Feb 24 01:16 1.8 55 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Feb 24 01:02 2.0 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Feb 24 00:53 1.6 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Feb 24 00:30 1.1 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Feb 24 00:21 2.0 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Feb 24 00:15 2.0 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Feb 24 00:00 1.9 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Palmerston North Feb 23 23:56 2.0 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Feb 23 23:55 1.2 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Feb 23 23:05 1.2 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Feb 23 23:01 1.0 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Feb 23 22:26 2.8 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Feb 23 22:20 1.2 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Feb 23 22:12 1.7 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Nelson Feb 23 22:03 1.7 71 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Feb 23 21:59 2.8 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Feb 23 21:52 1.1 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Feb 23 21:43 0.8 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Feb 23 21:41 1.4 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Feb 23 21:30 0.8 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Feb 23 21:28 1.1 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Feb 23 21:25 1.2 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Feb 23 20:57 1.3 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Feb 23 20:54 3.2 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Arthur's Pass Feb 23 20:19 1.9 13 MAP I Felt It
  • Passaic - Felt swaying while sitting with both feet on the floor, for about 3-5 seconds and looked up and to my side and saw crystals on lamps and overhead chandelier swaying
  • GEONET Dannevirke Feb 23 20:14 1.5 20 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Hastings Feb 23 20:02 1.8 30 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Wellington Feb 23 19:50 1.7 20 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Opunake Feb 23 19:48 2.4 9 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Castlepoint Feb 23 19:44 2.0 21 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Turangi Feb 23 19:39 0.1 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Kaikoura Feb 23 19:38 2.5 21 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET French Pass Feb 23 19:07 3.1 88 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Arthur's Pass Feb 23 18:59 2.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Kaikoura Feb 23 18:53 2.2 14 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Turangi Feb 23 18:33 1.0 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Turangi Feb 23 18:19 1.1 7 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Turangi Feb 23 18:14 1.0 7 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Levin Feb 23 18:10 2.8 45 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Kaikoura Feb 23 18:07 2.8 22 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Waverley Feb 23 18:02 2.1 25 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Culverden Feb 23 17:57 2.5 24 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Arthur's Pass Feb 23 17:40 2.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Arthur's Pass Feb 23 17:37 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Kaikoura Feb 23 17:35 3.4 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Ohakune Feb 23 17:24 0.7 55 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Palmerston North Feb 23 17:10 2.6 22 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Gisborne Feb 23 17:09 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Murchison Feb 23 17:07 2.6 48 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Ohakune Feb 23 17:06 2.4 81 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Te Kaha Feb 23 17:06 2.5 69 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Cheviot Feb 23 16:59 2.9 33 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Wellington Feb 23 16:40 2.6 12 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Turangi Feb 23 16:38 1.3 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET White Island Feb 23 16:26 2.7 67 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Culverden Feb 23 16:20 2.4 23 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Seddon Feb 23 16:15 2.6 20 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Seddon Feb 23 16:14 2.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Culverden Feb 23 16:10 2.6 12 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Seddon Feb 23 16:10 2.2 11 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Seddon Feb 23 16:02 1.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Arthur's Pass Feb 23 16:01 2.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Seddon Feb 23 15:58 1.8 11 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Arthur's Pass Feb 23 15:56 2.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Turangi Feb 23 15:48 1.0 8 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Turangi Feb 23 15:40 1.4 9 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Taumarunui Feb 23 15:40 2.5 161 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Turangi Feb 23 15:39 1.3 9 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Turangi Feb 23 15:37 0.8 8 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Arthur's Pass Feb 23 15:29 4.0 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Oxford Feb 23 15:28 3.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Wairoa Feb 23 15:27 2.8 25 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Kaikoura Feb 23 15:24 2.3 14 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Te Awamutu Feb 23 15:18 3.0 97 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Turangi Feb 23 14:59 1.4 7 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Arthur's Pass Feb 23 14:49 3.4 15 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Arthur's Pass Feb 23 14:46 2.9 13 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Wairoa Feb 23 14:37 2.9 36 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Seddon Feb 23 14:36 4.3 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Arthur's Pass Feb 23 14:35 3.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Turangi Feb 23 14:25 1.1 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Arthur's Pass Feb 23 14:16 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Waipukurau Feb 23 14:14 1.1 31 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Hastings Feb 23 14:09 3.1 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Arthur's Pass Feb 23 14:09 2.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Arthur's Pass Feb 23 13:59 2.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Turangi Feb 23 13:59 1.0 9 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Taumarunui Feb 23 13:57 2.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Arthur's Pass Feb 23 13:56 1.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Arthur's Pass Feb 23 13:50 2.3 11 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Arthur's Pass Feb 23 13:49 2.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Arthur's Pass Feb 23 13:46 2.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Arthur's Pass Feb 23 13:42 2.5 11 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Arthur's Pass Feb 23 13:40 2.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Arthur's Pass Feb 23 13:39 2.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Feb 23 13:35 4.7 10 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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