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 Paraparaumu May 02 21:00 1.9 44 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke May 02 19:50 2.1 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Milford Sound May 02 19:15 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch May 02 17:48 2.0 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch May 02 17:44 1.9 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Masterton May 02 16:27 2.0 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi May 02 16:12 1.2 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Castlepoint May 02 15:12 2.2 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Martinborough May 02 14:35 2.1 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Opunake May 02 14:11 3.0 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taupo May 02 13:41 2.3 130 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Anau May 02 13:31 2.6 40 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kuiti May 02 13:17 2.3 43 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha May 02 12:45 2.1 59 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Picton May 02 12:32 2.9 55 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings May 02 12:21 1.6 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha May 02 11:59 3.4 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Wanaka May 02 11:24 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne May 02 10:59 1.7 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa May 02 10:22 2.1 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ruatoria May 02 10:16 1.8 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune May 02 09:55 1.0 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa May 02 09:27 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taupo May 02 07:42 1.6 93 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon May 02 07:13 2.5 42 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island May 02 06:55 2.0 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island May 02 06:03 3.3 139 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Seddon May 02 05:48 2.2 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Levin May 02 05:26 2.4 60 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch May 02 05:22 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Oxford May 02 05:17 1.7 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui May 02 04:32 3.1 172 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Te Anau May 02 04:00 3.1 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Eketahuna May 02 04:00 1.9 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna May 02 03:57 3.0 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Waipukurau May 02 02:38 2.0 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ruatoria May 02 02:15 2.0 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Levin May 02 00:27 4.0 78 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. May 02 00:26 5.2 156 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island May 02 00:26 4.5 125 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Whakatane, New Zealand May 02 00:26 5.1 151 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. May 02 00:26 4.9 148 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Rotorua May 02 00:20 2.3 133 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo May 01 23:24 2.9 145 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier May 01 23:05 1.5 32 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo May 01 21:33 1.8 92 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island May 01 21:04 3.1 134 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Turangi May 01 20:49 1.1 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane May 01 20:21 2.1 50 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo May 01 20:14 1.7 75 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Milford Sound May 01 19:49 2.3 72 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Blenheim May 01 18:38 1.8 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Levin May 01 17:22 1.8 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island May 01 17:07 2.6 86 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Collingwood May 01 16:41 2.8 36 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha May 01 14:45 2.3 86 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch May 01 13:43 1.9 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane May 01 13:07 2.0 89 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island May 01 11:27 1.9 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island May 01 11:03 2.3 116 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Masterton May 01 10:53 2.1 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga May 01 10:52 3.2 164 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Milford Sound May 01 10:47 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne May 01 10:31 2.0 40 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua May 01 10:10 1.9 149 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Masterton May 01 09:49 1.6 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune May 01 09:18 0.5 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa May 01 08:57 1.6 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu May 01 08:12 2.4 72 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Kaikoura May 01 08:05 2.3 50 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau May 01 08:02 2.1 35 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tolaga Bay May 01 07:30 2.5 73 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Blenheim May 01 07:30 2.7 40 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murchison May 01 07:02 2.8 84 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo May 01 06:58 2.4 130 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha May 01 06:46 1.7 67 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hawera May 01 05:40 2.6 101 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa May 01 05:31 2.1 56 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau May 01 05:21 2.0 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Palmerston North May 01 05:03 1.6 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau May 01 04:43 1.9 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Reefton May 01 04:23 2.4 83 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Oxford May 01 04:10 1.7 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara May 01 03:29 2.2 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo May 01 03:16 2.1 123 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara May 01 03:00 2.2 138 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne May 01 02:51 2.0 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke May 01 02:11 2.0 93 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha May 01 01:48 3.6 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET French Pass May 01 01:46 3.0 101 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Rotorua May 01 01:45 3.3 148 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Pongaroa May 01 01:35 1.6 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha May 01 01:33 1.7 67 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington May 01 01:28 1.4 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape May 01 01:15 1.4 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape May 01 01:08 1.6 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau May 01 00:40 4.2 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Seddon May 01 00:37 1.3 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape May 01 00:35 0.9 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Haast May 01 00:17 2.2 33 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Apr 30 23:50 2.0 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Matawai Apr 30 23:47 2.0 60 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Alexandra Apr 30 23:41 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Apr 30 23:13 2.1 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Levin Apr 30 23:01 2.0 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Apr 30 22:21 2.5 183 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Apr 30 22:15 1.8 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hunterville Apr 30 22:13 1.5 35 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington Apr 30 21:33 1.7 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Apr 30 21:09 1.9 119 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Apr 30 20:58 0.5 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Arthur's Pass Apr 30 20:41 2.1 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Apr 30 20:28 2.1 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Apr 30 19:43 2.1 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Apr 30 19:42 2.2 109 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Apr 30 19:01 1.9 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Apr 30 18:26 2.0 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Apr 30 18:13 2.0 69 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Apr 30 17:52 2.2 119 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Apr 30 17:22 1.8 8 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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