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 Taihape Mar 28 00:24 1.5 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Oxford Mar 28 00:15 2.5 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Masterton Mar 27 23:25 1.4 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hawera Mar 27 22:32 2.8 146 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Mar 27 22:08 2.0 126 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Mar 27 20:46 2.5 207 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Nelson Mar 27 20:27 2.1 64 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Anau Mar 27 20:21 3.1 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Eketahuna Mar 27 20:07 2.0 34 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Mar 27 19:37 1.0 35 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Mar 27 19:02 1.8 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Motueka Mar 27 18:41 2.7 149 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Martinborough Mar 27 17:16 1.0 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Mar 27 17:00 2.7 218 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Mar 27 16:51 2.1 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Mar 27 16:32 1.5 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Mar 27 16:21 2.1 56 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Mar 27 15:40 1.3 35 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Opunake Mar 27 15:30 2.3 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Mar 27 15:24 1.2 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Mar 27 15:20 2.3 219 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Mar 27 14:43 2.0 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Mar 27 14:41 2.7 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Mar 27 14:39 3.0 213 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Seddon Mar 27 14:32 2.3 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET New Plymouth Mar 27 14:30 2.2 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Martinborough Mar 27 14:20 1.8 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Mar 27 12:57 3.1 172 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Arthur's Pass Mar 27 11:04 2.4 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Mar 27 10:41 1.9 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Mar 27 10:35 1.7 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Mar 27 10:30 2.3 35 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Mar 27 09:45 2.1 33 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Mar 27 09:43 1.2 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Martinborough Mar 27 09:31 1.3 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waverley Mar 27 09:28 3.6 126 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taumarunui Mar 27 09:16 1.9 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Mar 27 08:52 3.0 228 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Pongaroa Mar 27 08:39 2.1 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Matawai Mar 27 08:09 2.7 69 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whitianga Mar 27 08:00 3.0 232 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taumarunui Mar 27 07:07 1.6 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Matawai Mar 27 06:57 1.9 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Mar 27 06:53 2.6 202 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Mar 27 06:34 1.3 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Mar 27 06:10 1.7 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Mar 27 06:04 3.0 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Christchurch Mar 27 05:20 2.3 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Mar 27 05:18 2.1 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Oxford Mar 27 04:42 2.3 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Mar 27 04:04 2.0 52 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Mar 27 03:34 1.7 37 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Mar 27 03:06 2.9 209 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Mar 27 02:24 2.6 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Mar 27 02:18 2.6 268 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Mar 27 02:17 1.7 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Mar 27 01:47 3.9 216 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Tolaga Bay Mar 27 01:36 2.0 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Mar 27 01:21 1.9 82 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Castlepoint Mar 27 00:39 1.5 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Karamea Mar 27 00:23 3.6 231 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taupo Mar 27 00:04 2.4 141 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Mar 26 22:44 1.7 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Mar 26 22:44 1.7 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Milford Sound Mar 26 22:42 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Mar 26 21:54 3.0 188 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taihape Mar 26 21:36 2.1 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Collingwood Mar 26 19:16 2.8 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Mar 26 19:14 1.8 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Mar 26 19:11 1.9 34 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Mar 26 18:24 2.1 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokomaru Bay Mar 26 18:17 1.8 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Mar 26 18:08 1.4 31 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Levin Mar 26 18:06 2.1 35 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tolaga Bay Mar 26 18:00 2.0 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Mar 26 17:37 2.1 88 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Levin Mar 26 17:11 3.3 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Rotorua Mar 26 16:43 2.2 139 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Mar 26 16:43 1.6 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Milford Sound Mar 26 16:41 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Mar 26 16:33 2.4 128 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Methven Mar 26 16:11 2.1 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Methven Mar 26 15:53 2.1 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Methven Mar 26 15:50 2.0 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Mar 26 15:26 2.3 51 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Milford Sound Mar 26 14:44 3.3 87 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Tokoroa Mar 26 14:34 2.0 146 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Mar 26 14:04 1.7 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Awamutu Mar 26 13:51 2.2 103 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Cheviot Mar 26 13:12 4.1 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Haast Mar 26 12:45 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Mar 26 12:44 2.2 45 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Mar 26 11:33 1.7 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Mar 26 10:45 2.6 156 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Stratford Mar 26 10:24 2.3 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tolaga Bay Mar 26 10:16 2.1 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Mar 26 10:14 2.7 38 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Mar 26 10:14 2.6 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Mar 26 09:06 2.0 65 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Mar 26 08:47 3.0 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Eketahuna Mar 26 08:28 1.6 31 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Mar 26 07:34 1.9 49 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Mar 26 07:34 2.6 179 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hawera Mar 26 07:03 2.6 134 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Mar 26 06:25 1.4 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Mar 26 06:20 2.1 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Karamea Mar 26 06:10 2.4 200 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Mar 26 05:40 1.8 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Collingwood Mar 26 05:09 3.6 208 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taumarunui Mar 26 05:08 0.9 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Mar 26 05:00 1.6 32 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Mar 26 04:55 2.4 113 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Mar 26 04:50 2.0 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Stratford Mar 26 04:30 2.3 158 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Mar 26 03:53 1.4 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Mar 26 02:28 2.2 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Mar 26 02:18 1.8 33 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hanmer Springs Mar 26 02:12 2.4 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Mar 26 01:57 2.6 230 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Mar 26 01:50 2.4 56 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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