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 Waipukurau May 23 14:36 2.0 43 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hokitika May 23 14:28 2.3 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings May 23 14:05 2.1 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hawera May 23 13:37 2.6 46 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington May 23 13:08 1.7 36 MAP I Felt It
GEONET New Plymouth May 23 12:04 1.9 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokomaru Bay May 23 11:28 2.5 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tuatapere May 23 11:07 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Pongaroa May 23 10:45 1.8 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon May 23 10:43 2.3 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua May 23 10:31 3.3 206 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Masterton May 23 10:28 1.4 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune May 23 08:27 2.0 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Anau May 23 07:56 3.5 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island May 23 07:19 3.3 327 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Wanaka May 23 06:38 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island May 23 06:02 2.5 54 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa May 23 05:37 2.8 208 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke May 23 05:00 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Arthur's Pass May 23 04:28 2.3 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Anau May 23 03:53 2.9 80 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tolaga Bay May 23 03:10 2.4 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Matawai May 23 02:48 2.1 59 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon May 23 02:26 2.2 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa May 23 02:26 2.7 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon May 23 02:23 2.9 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa May 23 02:22 2.1 147 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon May 23 02:11 1.8 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon May 23 02:03 2.9 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon May 23 01:42 1.8 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Haast May 23 01:42 2.6 61 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon May 23 01:33 2.9 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon May 23 01:26 2.4 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara May 23 00:41 1.8 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape May 23 00:24 1.4 45 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass May 23 00:10 2.7 94 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau May 22 23:05 1.9 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui May 22 22:08 2.5 129 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi May 22 21:55 1.8 68 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Mokau May 22 21:51 3.2 200 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Seddon May 22 21:43 2.1 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET St Arnaud May 22 21:18 2.5 87 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune May 22 21:13 2.4 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa May 22 21:03 2.6 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings May 22 20:48 1.8 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga May 22 20:08 2.5 248 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Picton May 22 20:00 2.2 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune May 22 18:53 1.6 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui May 22 18:46 2.7 66 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune May 22 18:06 1.8 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon May 22 18:03 2.0 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings May 22 17:58 1.8 39 MAP I Felt It
USGS Kaikoura, New Zealand May 22 17:40 4.4 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Island Of New Zealand May 22 17:40 4.4 79 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Kaikoura May 22 17:40 4.5 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Ohakune May 22 17:31 2.4 73 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island May 22 17:30 3.1 218 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Gisborne May 22 17:22 2.8 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon May 22 17:01 1.7 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Matawai May 22 16:41 2.0 66 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa May 22 16:26 2.4 200 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wanaka May 22 16:21 2.8 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon May 22 15:58 2.1 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo May 22 15:35 1.1 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui May 22 15:34 1.1 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET St Arnaud May 22 14:57 2.4 74 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo May 22 14:44 1.5 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune May 22 14:21 1.4 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wanaka May 22 14:13 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon May 22 14:00 2.1 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau May 22 13:47 1.6 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape May 22 12:44 2.1 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga May 22 12:29 2.4 147 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass May 22 11:45 2.9 118 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Oxford May 22 10:30 2.0 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune May 22 09:39 1.3 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Collingwood May 22 09:03 2.7 188 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape May 22 08:48 1.1 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa May 22 08:44 2.1 55 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape May 22 08:36 2.8 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui May 22 08:23 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi May 22 08:14 2.3 219 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune May 22 07:41 1.5 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier May 22 06:31 2.4 34 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Mount Cook May 22 06:16 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island May 22 05:41 3.0 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Hastings May 22 05:22 2.0 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa May 22 05:00 2.5 63 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hawera May 22 04:21 2.3 145 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa May 22 04:19 2.2 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui May 22 03:31 1.3 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington May 22 03:16 2.5 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne May 22 02:29 2.0 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke May 22 02:26 1.8 39 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Milford Sound May 22 01:55 2.9 95 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Oxford May 22 01:26 2.4 3 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua May 22 01:20 2.7 206 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui May 22 01:01 1.7 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane May 21 23:39 2.3 124 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Oxford May 21 23:37 2.6 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Motueka May 21 21:51 2.9 100 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whitianga May 21 21:50 3.0 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Stratford May 21 20:37 2.7 255 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne May 21 19:54 3.0 63 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Matawai May 21 19:05 1.6 41 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane May 21 18:54 2.1 84 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass May 21 18:48 2.6 140 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waverley May 21 16:54 3.0 71 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Castlepoint May 21 15:34 2.5 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu May 21 15:28 2.7 43 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Mokau May 21 15:01 3.3 279 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Masterton May 21 14:15 3.6 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Rotorua May 21 13:58 3.9 167 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Wairoa May 21 12:50 2.1 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier May 21 12:17 1.9 63 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings May 21 11:58 2.6 329 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waverley May 21 10:22 3.2 116 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Methven May 21 09:59 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island May 21 09:44 2.0 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Awamutu May 21 09:36 2.8 225 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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