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 Whakatane Oct 01 19:53 2.4 73 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Oct 01 19:30 1.5 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Oct 01 18:05 1.6 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Oct 01 17:55 2.5 71 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Oct 01 17:33 2.4 35 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Oct 01 17:24 1.9 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Oct 01 17:17 2.5 35 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokomaru Bay Oct 01 16:48 2.1 35 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington Oct 01 16:28 2.6 34 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Oct 01 15:54 1.8 31 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington Oct 01 15:04 1.6 32 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Oct 01 14:50 2.1 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Oct 01 14:24 1.8 32 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Oct 01 14:17 1.6 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Oct 01 13:45 2.9 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Oct 01 13:24 0.9 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hokitika Oct 01 12:54 2.5 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Oct 01 11:55 1.9 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Oct 01 11:40 2.1 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Oct 01 10:51 1.6 31 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Oct 01 10:48 2.8 270 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Oct 01 10:45 2.1 59 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Oct 01 10:22 1.3 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Haast Oct 01 10:00 2.4 67 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Oct 01 09:18 2.5 38 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Martinborough Oct 01 07:35 1.3 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Oct 01 07:02 2.7 53 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Oct 01 05:56 1.3 31 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Oxford Oct 01 05:33 2.5 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Milford Sound Oct 01 05:28 3.1 64 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Whanganui Oct 01 04:16 2.2 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Oct 01 03:44 1.2 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Oct 01 03:27 2.6 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Feilding Oct 01 01:59 2.1 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Oct 01 01:38 1.6 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Oct 01 01:21 3.1 134 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taihape Oct 01 01:15 2.0 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Oct 01 00:52 2.1 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Oct 01 00:46 1.6 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Oct 01 00:42 2.3 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Oct 01 00:29 1.3 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Geraldine Oct 01 00:17 2.3 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Sep 30 23:33 2.0 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Sep 30 23:00 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Whitianga Sep 30 22:37 3.8 284 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Whangamata Sep 30 22:21 3.1 278 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET French Pass Sep 30 21:00 2.0 107 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Sep 30 20:14 2.2 114 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Motueka Sep 30 19:46 2.2 148 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Sep 30 18:15 1.4 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Sep 30 17:32 1.9 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Reefton Sep 30 17:17 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Sep 30 15:56 2.6 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Sep 30 15:48 1.9 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Oxford Sep 30 15:29 4.0 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Sep 30 14:58 2.6 103 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Sep 30 13:19 2.8 215 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Sep 30 12:08 1.6 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington Sep 30 11:49 1.8 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Collingwood Sep 30 11:48 2.8 187 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Sep 30 10:49 2.6 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Sep 30 10:45 2.3 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Opunake Sep 30 10:43 3.4 223 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Matawai Sep 30 09:43 1.7 34 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga Sep 30 09:29 2.5 299 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Sep 30 09:27 2.1 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Martinborough Sep 30 09:24 1.4 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Sep 30 09:04 1.8 51 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington Sep 30 07:16 1.8 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Sep 30 06:05 2.8 139 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Sep 30 05:14 2.1 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Sep 30 04:17 2.2 193 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Mount Cook Sep 30 04:08 2.1 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET New Plymouth Sep 30 03:34 2.4 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Sep 30 03:27 2.2 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Sep 30 03:20 1.6 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Levin Sep 30 02:59 1.9 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Sep 30 01:34 2.3 59 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Sep 30 01:12 1.4 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hokitika Sep 30 00:44 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Sep 30 00:07 2.2 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Aroha Sep 29 23:57 2.1 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Sep 29 23:37 1.9 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Sep 29 22:18 1.9 75 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Collingwood Sep 29 22:10 2.6 241 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga Sep 29 18:15 2.6 225 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Castlepoint Sep 29 17:11 1.6 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Sep 29 16:35 1.5 47 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Sep 29 16:23 1.9 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Sep 29 15:37 3.4 192 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Rotorua Sep 29 15:21 2.2 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Sep 29 15:13 2.1 186 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Sep 29 14:54 2.0 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Sep 29 14:46 0.9 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Sep 29 14:44 3.1 236 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Ohakune Sep 29 14:30 1.5 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Sep 29 14:28 1.8 57 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Sep 29 13:56 2.1 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Sep 29 13:44 2.0 92 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Sep 29 13:44 1.9 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tolaga Bay Sep 29 13:15 2.1 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hawera Sep 29 12:59 2.5 223 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Sep 29 11:25 2.1 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Masterton Sep 29 11:18 1.7 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Sep 29 11:08 1.8 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Arthur's Pass Sep 29 11:00 2.1 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Opunake Sep 29 10:55 2.1 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Sep 29 10:26 1.6 32 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Sep 29 10:05 3.0 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Seddon Sep 29 08:59 1.9 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Sep 29 08:57 0.9 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Sep 29 08:52 2.4 34 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Sep 29 08:49 2.0 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Sep 29 07:55 2.7 199 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Sep 29 07:26 3.2 232 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Dannevirke Sep 29 07:24 1.5 44 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Motueka Sep 29 06:49 2.5 93 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Sep 29 06:39 2.4 44 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Sep 29 06:25 2.1 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Sep 29 06:19 2.3 22 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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