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 Te Kaha Dec 19 09:01 1.7 92 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Dec 19 08:50 2.4 169 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Dec 19 08:37 1.5 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Dec 19 08:25 2.1 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Dec 19 06:31 1.5 105 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Dec 19 04:13 2.9 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Dec 19 04:10 3.2 336 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Waipukurau Dec 19 03:13 1.9 53 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Amberley Dec 19 03:06 2.1 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Milford Sound Dec 19 02:16 2.8 90 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Mokau Dec 19 01:48 2.0 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Dec 19 01:27 2.6 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Dec 19 01:03 1.5 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Martinborough Dec 19 00:42 2.3 277 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga Dec 18 23:36 2.5 255 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Mokau Dec 18 23:29 2.9 268 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Dec 18 23:17 2.4 155 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Dec 18 22:49 2.3 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Dec 18 22:27 1.1 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington Dec 18 22:17 1.9 33 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Dec 18 22:16 1.5 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga Dec 18 21:31 2.7 245 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Dec 18 21:17 2.6 73 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Dec 18 21:10 2.4 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Dec 18 21:02 2.6 156 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Nelson Dec 18 20:59 2.4 68 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Dec 18 18:57 3.2 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Te Araroa Dec 18 18:56 3.4 74 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Gisborne Dec 18 18:22 2.6 59 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Dec 18 17:56 2.4 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waverley Dec 18 17:52 2.5 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ruatoria Dec 18 16:00 2.1 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Dec 18 15:50 2.1 51 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Aroha Dec 18 15:43 2.7 227 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Dec 18 15:38 2.4 136 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Feilding Dec 18 15:18 2.3 146 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Dec 18 15:11 2.0 125 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Dec 18 14:39 1.7 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Karamea Dec 18 14:13 2.8 240 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Mount Cook Dec 18 14:05 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Dec 18 13:45 2.9 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Dec 18 13:26 2.5 134 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Dec 18 13:10 2.2 33 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Dec 18 13:03 2.4 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Dec 18 12:59 1.4 44 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ruatoria Dec 18 12:19 2.1 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Dec 18 11:18 1.6 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Dec 18 10:28 1.5 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tolaga Bay Dec 18 09:37 1.6 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Dec 18 09:28 1.9 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Dec 18 08:22 1.7 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tuatapere Dec 18 07:57 3.3 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Dec 18 07:51 3.4 224 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Pongaroa Dec 18 06:58 2.0 36 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Dec 18 05:59 2.6 161 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Dec 18 05:58 1.7 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Dec 18 05:11 1.9 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Dec 18 04:12 1.9 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Feilding Dec 18 03:26 2.0 48 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Dec 18 03:17 2.4 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Dec 18 03:03 2.6 40 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Dec 18 02:52 2.5 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Dec 18 02:22 2.3 42 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Dec 18 01:49 2.6 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Dec 18 01:39 1.7 52 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Dec 18 01:28 2.5 111 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Dec 18 01:27 1.7 47 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Dec 18 01:08 3.0 202 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Te Araroa Dec 18 01:08 2.4 149 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Dec 18 01:01 2.9 138 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Anau Dec 17 23:26 3.0 85 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Ohakune Dec 17 23:16 2.0 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Collingwood Dec 17 21:47 3.3 225 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Seddon Dec 17 21:39 1.9 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hokitika Dec 17 21:36 2.7 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Dec 17 20:51 2.5 142 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Dec 17 18:15 1.8 55 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Anau Dec 17 18:09 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga Dec 17 17:51 2.9 262 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Off W. Coast Of S. Island, N.z. Dec 17 17:42 4.2 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Off The West Coast Of The South Island Of New Dec 17 17:42 4.2 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Te Anau Dec 17 17:42 3.9 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Porangahau Dec 17 17:29 2.8 57 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Dec 17 16:33 1.7 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Dec 17 16:27 1.7 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Palmerston North Dec 17 16:11 1.6 31 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Dec 17 14:57 3.0 165 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Oxford Dec 17 14:45 2.2 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Dec 17 14:07 2.6 182 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Dec 17 14:04 2.1 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Dec 17 13:43 2.2 141 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Dec 17 13:14 2.2 94 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga Dec 17 12:56 2.7 201 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Dec 17 12:36 3.5 243 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Dec 17 12:31 2.6 146 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Dec 17 12:21 1.5 37 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Milford Sound Dec 17 12:11 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Milford Sound Dec 17 12:07 3.5 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Te Anau Dec 17 11:28 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Hastings Dec 17 11:07 1.7 35 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Mount Cook Dec 17 11:05 2.2 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Dec 17 10:59 1.8 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Dec 17 10:39 2.3 62 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Dec 17 10:36 2.2 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Dec 17 10:14 2.3 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Dec 17 10:13 3.3 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taihape Dec 17 09:18 1.8 31 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Dec 17 09:15 1.8 42 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Dec 17 09:10 2.5 40 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Dec 17 08:31 2.8 62 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Masterton Dec 17 07:56 1.4 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Dec 17 07:54 1.7 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Dec 17 07:17 1.9 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington Dec 17 06:53 1.8 32 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Dec 17 06:40 2.6 151 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Dec 17 06:34 2.6 211 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Dec 17 06:30 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Haast Dec 17 05:56 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Dec 17 05:42 2.5 220 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waverley Dec 17 05:10 2.5 45 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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