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 Waipukurau Dec 20 16:58 1.7 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Dec 20 16:32 1.7 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Dec 20 16:17 1.4 41 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Dec 20 15:16 1.3 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Haast Dec 20 14:50 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Milford Sound Dec 20 14:23 2.9 85 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Dec 20 13:10 3.0 207 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Whakatane Dec 20 12:32 2.7 90 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Dec 20 12:27 2.5 244 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Dec 20 12:26 2.4 231 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Dec 20 12:13 3.4 243 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taihape Dec 20 12:11 1.7 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Levin Dec 20 11:46 1.7 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Dec 20 11:28 1.6 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hawera Dec 20 11:19 2.5 157 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Dec 20 11:05 2.0 36 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Dec 20 10:55 2.1 43 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Dec 20 10:20 1.5 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hokitika Dec 20 10:18 2.4 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Dec 20 10:06 1.7 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Dec 20 10:04 1.6 43 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Dec 20 09:55 1.3 38 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington Dec 20 09:48 1.6 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Dec 20 09:34 2.4 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Dec 20 09:14 1.4 41 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Dec 20 09:07 2.1 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Dec 20 08:44 2.2 75 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Dec 20 07:57 2.4 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Dec 20 07:35 2.3 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Dec 20 07:32 2.2 102 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Dec 20 07:03 2.2 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Dec 20 06:58 1.4 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Dec 20 06:27 1.8 44 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Dec 20 06:06 1.8 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Dec 20 05:29 2.1 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Dec 20 04:52 1.2 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Dec 20 04:00 2.8 43 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Dec 20 03:44 1.9 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Dec 20 03:39 2.9 94 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Dec 20 03:39 3.2 222 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Ohakune Dec 20 03:17 0.7 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Dec 20 03:16 1.8 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Haast Dec 20 02:49 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokomaru Bay Dec 20 01:38 1.6 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Dec 20 01:31 2.7 193 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tolaga Bay Dec 20 00:27 2.4 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Dec 19 23:53 1.9 34 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Dec 19 23:50 2.3 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Dec 19 23:23 2.4 147 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga Dec 19 23:14 2.2 228 MAP I Felt It
USGS Antipodes Island, New Zealand Dec 19 22:58 5.2 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Akaroa Dec 19 22:19 3.1 339 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Castlepoint Dec 19 22:19 1.7 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Matawai Dec 19 22:10 1.9 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Dec 19 21:26 1.7 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Dec 19 20:35 1.5 50 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hunterville Dec 19 20:07 2.1 617 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Dec 19 19:41 2.0 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Dec 19 19:04 1.4 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Dec 19 18:45 2.2 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Dec 19 18:34 2.5 204 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Dec 19 18:10 1.7 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Dec 19 17:55 2.0 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Dec 19 17:53 1.8 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Levin Dec 19 17:28 1.9 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Dec 19 17:21 1.1 31 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokomaru Bay Dec 19 16:54 2.8 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Dec 19 16:22 1.9 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Dec 19 16:21 2.0 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Dec 19 16:15 4.0 268 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Dec 19 16:13 2.6 49 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Dec 19 15:57 1.7 69 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Dec 19 15:33 3.3 272 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taupo Dec 19 15:26 2.0 68 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Dec 19 15:20 1.5 44 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Collingwood Dec 19 15:14 3.6 209 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Tokomaru Bay Dec 19 15:08 1.5 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waverley Dec 19 14:39 2.4 102 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Dec 19 14:08 1.8 43 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Dec 19 14:05 2.3 133 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Dec 19 13:44 1.7 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ruatoria Dec 19 13:21 2.0 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Levin Dec 19 13:13 1.5 45 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Dec 19 13:12 2.6 171 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Dec 19 13:12 1.8 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokomaru Bay Dec 19 13:09 1.7 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Dec 19 12:52 3.7 52 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Dec 19 12:51 5.1 37 MAP I Felt It
  • Gisborne - Woke the whole household. No damage
  • GEONET Tolaga Bay Dec 19 12:51 4.8 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Gisborne, New Zealand Dec 19 12:51 5.0 43 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Dec 19 12:51 5.1 33 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Paraparaumu Dec 19 12:39 2.0 55 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Tokoroa Dec 19 12:24 2.4 233 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Taihape Dec 19 12:21 2.0 20 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Christchurch Dec 19 11:38 2.0 8 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Opotiki Dec 19 11:35 1.4 52 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Motueka Dec 19 11:34 2.5 147 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Hawera Dec 19 11:32 2.3 52 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET White Island Dec 19 11:05 2.5 210 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Dannevirke Dec 19 11:05 1.2 26 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Christchurch Dec 19 10:56 1.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Pongaroa Dec 19 10:53 1.3 26 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Taumarunui Dec 19 10:53 1.1 17 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Seddon Dec 19 10:04 2.8 11 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Ashburton Dec 19 09:58 1.9 48 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Eketahuna Dec 19 09:38 1.2 26 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Te Kaha Dec 19 09:01 1.7 92 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET White Island Dec 19 08:50 2.4 169 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Taumarunui Dec 19 08:37 1.5 14 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Seddon Dec 19 08:25 2.1 7 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Taumarunui Dec 19 06:31 1.5 105 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Te Kaha Dec 19 04:13 2.9 23 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET White Island Dec 19 04:10 3.2 336 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Waipukurau Dec 19 03:13 1.9 53 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Amberley Dec 19 03:06 2.1 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Milford Sound Dec 19 02:16 2.8 90 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Mokau Dec 19 01:48 2.0 26 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Taupo Dec 19 01:27 2.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Christchurch Dec 19 01:03 1.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Martinborough Dec 19 00:42 2.3 277 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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