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 Eketahuna Sep 23 16:26 1.5 31 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Sep 23 16:00 1.4 54 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Sep 23 15:48 1.8 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Sep 23 14:36 1.3 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Sep 23 13:04 2.1 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Sep 23 12:49 2.0 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Milford Sound Sep 23 11:53 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Masterton Sep 23 10:37 1.4 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Sep 23 10:20 1.9 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Sep 23 10:07 2.3 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Sep 23 09:15 1.3 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Sep 23 09:11 1.7 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Sep 23 08:55 1.5 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Milford Sound Sep 23 08:53 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Castlepoint Sep 23 07:54 2.8 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Sep 23 07:23 2.1 43 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Sep 23 07:01 2.0 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Sep 23 06:23 2.6 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Sep 23 06:01 2.2 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Sep 23 05:39 2.2 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Sep 23 05:14 1.6 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Sep 23 04:41 2.0 32 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Sep 23 03:47 3.0 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Levin Sep 23 03:30 2.8 496 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Sep 23 03:24 3.7 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Milford Sound Sep 23 02:34 3.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Hunterville Sep 23 02:30 1.9 42 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Sep 23 01:49 1.9 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Sep 23 00:57 2.0 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Sep 23 00:56 2.0 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hamilton Sep 23 00:51 3.0 153 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Paraparaumu Sep 23 00:35 3.0 77 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Ohakune Sep 22 23:59 1.8 38 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wanaka Sep 22 22:48 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington Sep 22 22:46 2.0 60 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Sep 22 22:43 2.9 247 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Oxford Sep 22 22:05 2.4 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Sep 22 21:14 2.5 162 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Sep 22 21:05 1.7 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Sep 22 20:45 1.9 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Sep 22 20:19 2.7 132 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Sep 22 19:51 2.3 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Sep 22 19:12 1.9 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Mokau Sep 22 17:54 2.7 258 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hawera Sep 22 17:47 2.6 194 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Sep 22 16:41 2.2 75 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Martinborough Sep 22 16:12 3.2 408 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Palmerston Sep 22 16:12 3.9 750 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Eketahuna Sep 22 16:07 1.3 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Sep 22 15:58 1.7 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Kaikoura Sep 22 15:45 2.6 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Sep 22 15:32 2.6 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Sep 22 14:57 2.0 14 MAP I Felt It
USGS Palmerston North, New Zealand Sep 22 14:41 5.4 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Levin - Woke with sound and shaking
  • Palmerston North - no damage, but very strong shaking.
  • EMSC North Island Of New Zealand Sep 22 14:41 5.4 35 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON North Island, New Zealand Sep 22 14:41 5.4 28 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Castlepoint Sep 22 14:41 5.5 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Dannevirke Sep 22 14:27 1.9 21 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Martinborough Sep 22 14:24 2.2 22 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Masterton Sep 22 12:43 1.8 22 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Castlepoint Sep 22 12:06 3.8 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Taumarunui Sep 22 11:35 3.4 270 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Taihape Sep 22 11:09 2.0 73 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Turangi Sep 22 10:58 2.4 109 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Ohakune Sep 22 10:39 2.5 23 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Eketahuna Sep 22 10:07 1.9 25 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Eketahuna Sep 22 10:03 1.6 31 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Blenheim Sep 22 09:56 2.8 74 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Taupo Sep 22 08:58 1.9 6 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Te Kaha Sep 22 07:21 2.8 38 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Porangahau Sep 22 06:07 2.8 52 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Hastings Sep 22 02:15 3.0 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Wellington Sep 22 01:46 2.3 39 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Twizel Sep 22 01:20 3.7 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Wairoa Sep 22 01:13 2.8 70 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Taupo Sep 22 00:21 3.1 168 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET White Island Sep 21 21:30 3.0 147 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Tauranga Sep 21 20:39 3.0 246 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Kaikoura Sep 21 20:35 3.5 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Taihape Sep 21 19:23 2.3 104 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Taupo Sep 21 19:04 2.5 145 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Wairoa Sep 21 17:25 2.1 32 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Paraparaumu Sep 21 15:30 2.1 17 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Taupo Sep 21 15:30 2.5 8 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Whakatane Sep 21 15:28 2.6 7 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Taupo Sep 21 15:24 1.8 6 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Taupo Sep 21 15:21 1.8 6 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Taupo Sep 21 15:19 2.4 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Taupo Sep 21 15:16 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Wairoa Sep 21 15:14 2.9 33 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Taupo Sep 21 15:14 2.7 7 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Taupo Sep 21 15:13 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Taihape Sep 21 15:12 2.4 23 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Taupo Sep 21 15:09 3.1 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Murupara Sep 21 15:06 3.4 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Matawai Sep 21 15:06 4.9 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Te Kuiti Sep 21 15:06 3.0 8 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Sep 21 15:05 5.3 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Whakatane, New Zealand Sep 21 15:05 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Sep 21 15:05 5.2 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Sep 21 15:03 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Ruatoria Sep 21 15:02 5.0 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tairua, New Zealand Sep 21 15:02 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Sep 21 15:02 5.5 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Pongaroa Sep 21 14:46 2.8 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Ohakune Sep 21 14:26 2.1 31 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Waverley Sep 21 13:49 2.5 117 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Te Araroa Sep 21 12:36 3.2 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Whanganui Sep 21 12:20 3.1 246 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Invercargill Sep 21 12:18 5.4 124 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Ohakune Sep 21 11:22 1.5 18 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Taupo Sep 21 11:04 2.3 178 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Gisborne Sep 21 09:31 2.0 17 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Twizel Sep 21 07:11 3.0 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Eketahuna Sep 21 06:43 1.7 66 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Taihape Sep 21 06:27 1.9 7 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Eketahuna Sep 21 06:08 2.2 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Te Araroa Sep 21 05:46 2.9 208 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Castlepoint Sep 21 05:29 2.7 153 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Eketahuna Sep 21 04:55 1.7 23 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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