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 White Island Apr 26 00:27 2.6 67 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Apr 25 23:19 2.3 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Apr 25 23:14 3.1 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Rotorua Apr 25 23:01 3.2 156 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Te Kaha Apr 25 23:01 2.0 38 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Apr 25 22:35 2.1 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Motueka Apr 25 22:35 2.7 150 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Oxford Apr 25 22:31 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Apr 25 22:08 1.7 42 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Apr 25 21:44 1.4 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga Apr 25 21:24 2.5 218 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Apr 25 21:22 3.1 63 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Hunterville Apr 25 21:01 1.9 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Apr 25 20:33 2.1 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokomaru Bay Apr 25 20:11 2.2 36 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ruatoria Apr 25 19:58 2.3 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Apr 25 19:36 2.7 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Apr 25 19:28 2.2 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Apr 25 18:21 1.7 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Apr 25 17:16 2.3 389 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 25 17:05 1.8 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hanmer Springs Apr 25 17:03 2.6 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Apr 25 16:57 1.6 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ruatoria Apr 25 16:53 2.3 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Apr 25 16:28 2.2 103 MAP I Felt It
GEONET St Arnaud Apr 25 15:58 2.5 65 MAP I Felt It
GEONET St Arnaud Apr 25 15:28 2.5 53 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Castlepoint Apr 25 14:39 1.9 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 25 14:33 2.1 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET St Arnaud Apr 25 14:21 2.7 85 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Apr 25 13:52 1.5 37 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Apr 25 13:46 2.0 99 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Castlepoint Apr 25 13:21 2.6 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET St Arnaud Apr 25 13:21 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Apr 25 13:01 2.9 306 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Apr 25 12:51 2.6 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Apr 25 12:49 2.6 123 MAP I Felt It
GEONET St Arnaud Apr 25 12:02 2.4 65 MAP I Felt It
GEONET St Arnaud Apr 25 11:49 2.8 66 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 25 11:47 1.6 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Apr 25 11:38 2.0 189 MAP I Felt It
GEONET St Arnaud Apr 25 11:19 2.4 50 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Apr 25 11:14 2.5 203 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Opotiki Apr 25 11:03 2.8 71 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Anau Apr 25 10:41 3.2 114 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Collingwood Apr 25 10:35 2.6 192 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Apr 25 10:06 1.7 113 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Oxford Apr 25 09:37 2.4 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Apr 25 08:54 1.5 43 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Apr 25 07:59 3.1 93 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Apr 25 07:58 3.6 88 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 25 07:50 2.1 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Apr 25 07:21 1.8 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Apr 25 07:18 2.0 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Kaikoura Apr 25 07:10 3.4 71 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Pongaroa Apr 25 07:06 1.6 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Apr 25 06:58 2.4 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga Apr 25 06:21 2.5 254 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Kaikoura Apr 25 06:13 3.5 71 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Opotiki Apr 25 06:05 3.1 94 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taihape Apr 25 05:14 1.7 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Arthur's Pass Apr 25 04:53 2.6 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga Apr 25 04:42 2.4 210 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Collingwood Apr 25 03:47 3.0 191 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taihape Apr 25 03:36 1.5 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Apr 25 03:26 2.2 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Motueka Apr 25 03:14 2.9 241 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Apr 25 03:10 2.5 196 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Apr 25 02:39 2.7 221 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Apr 25 02:26 1.6 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Apr 25 02:23 2.3 35 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Apr 25 02:04 1.8 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Apr 25 01:55 1.4 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET St Arnaud Apr 25 00:19 2.6 50 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ruatoria Apr 25 00:16 3.0 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Arthur's Pass Apr 25 00:00 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Apr 24 23:45 1.8 39 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Apr 24 23:23 1.8 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Apr 24 23:21 3.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Apr 24 22:41 2.3 100 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Apr 24 22:04 1.9 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET St Arnaud Apr 24 21:57 2.4 51 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Apr 24 21:26 1.6 48 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Oxford Apr 24 21:22 2.4 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Apr 24 20:32 2.5 46 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Collingwood Apr 24 20:18 2.6 163 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Apr 24 20:14 1.8 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Apr 24 19:59 1.3 50 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Apr 24 19:21 1.9 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Apr 24 19:17 1.8 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tuatapere Apr 24 17:56 2.9 65 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington Apr 24 17:44 1.5 36 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Apr 24 17:27 1.4 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ruatoria Apr 24 17:12 1.9 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Apr 24 17:07 1.8 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Opotiki Apr 24 16:46 1.5 53 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Kaikoura Apr 24 16:31 3.8 78 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET St Arnaud Apr 24 16:16 2.2 50 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Oxford Apr 24 16:03 2.4 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Kaikoura Apr 24 15:49 2.9 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Porangahau Apr 24 15:33 2.0 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Apr 24 15:14 1.4 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Apr 24 14:50 2.4 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Apr 24 14:48 2.8 32 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Kaikoura Apr 24 14:35 4.1 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET French Pass Apr 24 14:34 3.9 160 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Dannevirke Apr 24 14:19 2.0 45 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga Apr 24 14:02 2.3 212 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Apr 24 13:48 1.9 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Apr 24 13:38 1.6 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ruatoria Apr 24 13:34 3.2 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Tokomaru Bay Apr 24 13:31 2.3 48 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Kaikoura Apr 24 13:12 2.6 55 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hawera Apr 24 12:27 2.5 134 MAP I Felt It
GEONET St Arnaud Apr 24 12:06 2.3 51 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Apr 24 11:43 3.0 64 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Opotiki Apr 24 11:36 3.1 184 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Mokau Apr 24 11:22 2.6 251 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ruatoria Apr 24 11:14 2.9 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ruatoria Apr 24 10:58 3.2 12 MAP I Felt It INFO

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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