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 Opunake Sep 16 21:22 2.7 211 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Sep 16 21:18 2.4 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Sep 16 20:41 2.2 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Nelson Sep 16 20:14 2.4 116 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Sep 16 20:08 2.0 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Sep 16 20:05 2.2 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Sep 16 19:28 3.8 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taumarunui Sep 16 19:21 1.9 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Sep 16 19:13 2.2 77 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Sep 16 18:32 1.6 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Sep 16 16:59 1.8 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Sep 16 16:06 1.6 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga Sep 16 14:50 2.8 180 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Sep 16 13:30 2.2 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Sep 16 13:15 1.8 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Matawai Sep 16 13:06 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Motueka Sep 16 13:03 3.8 356 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Sep 16 13:03 3.8 252 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Whanganui Sep 16 12:29 2.7 58 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tuatapere Sep 16 12:27 3.8 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Te Araroa Sep 16 12:15 3.4 239 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Mount Cook Sep 16 12:04 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whitianga Sep 16 10:48 3.2 228 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Masterton Sep 16 10:31 2.1 144 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tuatapere Sep 16 09:35 4.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Cambridge Sep 16 09:04 2.6 167 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Sep 16 08:05 1.7 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Sep 16 07:31 3.0 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taihape Sep 16 07:04 1.9 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Sep 16 07:00 2.0 254 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Sep 16 06:34 2.0 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Sep 16 06:24 2.3 36 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga Sep 16 02:42 3.0 178 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Collingwood Sep 16 02:09 4.2 222 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Whitianga Sep 16 01:11 3.5 159 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Hanmer Springs Sep 16 01:10 2.6 85 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Sep 16 01:10 4.0 370 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Sep 16 00:51 1.0 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga Sep 15 23:14 2.7 247 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Sep 15 23:05 3.0 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Wairoa Sep 15 21:47 2.2 42 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Sep 15 21:31 1.3 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Sep 15 19:59 1.7 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Queenstown Sep 15 19:21 2.8 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Sep 15 16:59 3.0 245 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Eketahuna Sep 15 16:58 2.2 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Sep 15 16:57 1.7 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Sep 15 14:49 3.6 159 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC North Island Of New Zealand Sep 15 14:49 4.5 194 MAP I Felt It
USGS Taupo, New Zealand Sep 15 14:49 4.5 194 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Sep 15 14:18 1.5 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Sep 15 11:46 3.0 255 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Seddon Sep 15 10:02 2.2 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Palmerston North Sep 15 09:35 1.3 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Sep 15 09:33 2.2 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Palmerston North Sep 15 09:09 1.7 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Sep 15 07:55 2.6 202 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Sep 15 07:47 2.5 103 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Sep 15 07:35 2.1 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Sep 15 07:17 2.6 161 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Palmerston North Sep 15 05:16 2.3 98 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Sep 15 04:29 2.3 153 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Sep 15 04:23 2.1 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Sep 15 03:53 1.6 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hanmer Springs Sep 15 03:49 2.7 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Sep 15 03:42 1.9 91 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Sep 15 02:51 1.5 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Sep 15 01:49 1.7 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Sep 15 00:58 2.2 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Sep 15 00:18 1.7 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Sep 15 00:14 1.7 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Sep 15 00:11 1.9 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Sep 15 00:05 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Sep 15 00:02 2.7 153 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Sep 14 23:51 2.1 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Sep 14 23:42 1.9 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Sep 14 23:22 2.2 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Sep 14 22:41 2.3 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Sep 14 22:31 2.2 137 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Nelson Sep 14 22:09 2.4 78 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Sep 14 19:59 1.5 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Sep 14 19:26 1.8 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Sep 14 18:32 1.3 70 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Sep 14 18:30 3.1 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Reefton Sep 14 18:22 2.7 38 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Sep 14 18:21 2.6 149 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Sep 14 17:54 2.8 163 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Opunake Sep 14 17:54 2.8 198 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Sep 14 17:52 2.4 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Sep 14 17:51 3.3 209 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Wairoa Sep 14 17:15 2.0 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Sep 14 17:08 2.3 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Sep 14 16:57 2.8 197 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Levin Sep 14 16:55 1.6 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Sep 14 16:30 2.9 42 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Sep 14 16:15 2.2 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Sep 14 16:11 2.9 227 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington Sep 14 16:08 1.5 56 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Sep 14 16:08 2.1 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Sep 14 15:33 1.8 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Sep 14 15:21 2.3 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Sep 14 15:20 2.0 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington Sep 14 15:03 1.6 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Sep 14 14:38 1.2 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Sep 14 14:35 2.2 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Sep 14 14:26 1.5 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Milford Sound Sep 14 14:16 3.1 85 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Napier Sep 14 14:15 2.6 38 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Matawai Sep 14 12:49 2.1 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Sep 14 12:32 1.8 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tuatapere Sep 14 12:18 3.0 92 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Hawera Sep 14 12:13 2.7 152 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Sep 14 11:56 1.6 48 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Sep 14 11:19 1.9 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Sep 14 11:16 2.3 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Sep 14 11:03 2.1 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Sep 14 10:53 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Murupara Sep 14 10:52 3.5 184 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Te Araroa Sep 14 10:52 3.3 122 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Whakatane Sep 14 10:39 2.2 7 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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